Fire in our forests: a natural occurrence

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jul 15, 2011

Wildland fire A recent guest commentary on denverpost.com by Rick Cables, a regional forester for the Rocky Mountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service, caught my eye this week. His explanation of why forest fires are sometimes necessary, the purpose of prescribed burns, and his message about doing our part to help our wildland firefighters struck a chord with me.  If you have a minute, take a look.  It’s worth the read.