Restoration work is not a one and done type of thing. Once mowing, thinning and prescribed fire have taken place, ongoing restoration is needed.
Prescribed fire and possibly also thinning, needs to be applied on a regular basis.
This is because we are still stopping fires from moving through the land, so we need to do the work that fire would normally do on its own.
If we don't maintain the work, we end up in the same predicament we're in right now of too many trees and brush per acre.
The Indigenous people who lived here before us learned generations ago that regular low-intensity fire helped the forest. Now modern forest managers are learning how to make stewardship of these forests an inter-generational effort.