Forest ecology and fire history expert makes a strong case for wildfire mitigation

Blog Post created by hyltonhaynes Employee on Aug 16, 2013

Peter Morrison of the Pacific Biodiversity Institute makes a strong case for the proactive Fire Adapted Communities approach versus the reactive firefighting operations approach to dealing with wildfire risk exposure.  To learn more visit the Methow Valley News online website for more details.

One of the interesting facts identified by Peter is according to National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) only 12% of fires occur on our National Forests.  This fact begs the question just how do we spend our tax money and does it get proportionately allocated to the area with the greatest risk exposure?