Guest Opinion by Rich Fairbanks, Medford Mail Tribune, December 17 2017
We now have solid science and decades of experience managing western wildfires. But in our hyper-partisan age, the issue of fire management is becoming as politicized as timber management was in the 80′s and 90′s. In an attempt to contribute to a fact based debate, I present a brief summary of respected, published findings on wildfire management.
The fire management status quo is not working
We are experiencing hotter, drier fire seasons throughout the West.