"Thanks to the environmentalists, the forested areas were allowed to build to "tinderbox" conditions"
I disagree. the tinderbox conditions are the result of many factors, namely a drier climate, forest fire suppression by the USFS, "humanoids" (arsonists, people careless with fire, manure pilers, etc.), and other factors. Singling out environmentalists, smokey the bear, the Sierra Club, or whatever is incorrect imo. It's a combination of many factors, and if you want to narrow it down, then perhaps overpopulation is a more accurate root (source) cause. The sixth great mass extinction is what's going on.