Steve1215 wrote: Yes, the forest is supposed to burn on occasion, but not with the frequency deemed ....--Steve
Oh, and who dictates the frequency?
Appears our hands (human's) have already determined that issue and one major reason why 25+ years of chaparral burned with such a fury.
Each year a fire does not naturally mitigate this area, equates to one foot of growth. So 25+ years of not allowing nature to run it's course, created this inferno.
This is the same sad scenario that is occurring throughout the West. Suppressing natures mitigating fires only creates a monster of this proportion.
Oh yeah, and none of this has absolutely NOTHING to do with AGW. Has to do with the concept of playing CONTROLLERS of nature and it's infinite wisdom. Like we know better.....right?
I say we stop playing God and start allowing Nature to run it's course. It knows far better than we ever will.