Why The Forest Must Burn
“After 15 years of massive and severe blazes that have blackened landscape and choked the community with smoke for weeks at a time, severely disrupting people’s lives and the local [...]
“All of the benefits that we care about – whether that’s wildlife or safer communities, safer houses, safer firefighters, green forests to recreate in – that all depends on our ability to put fire back on the ground in a controlled way.”
Wildfire has historically played an important role in the health and structure of Oregon’s dry forests. Prescribed fire is a valuable tool used to restore forest health, increase firefighter safety, and better protect nearby human resources in these fire-adapted landscapes.