Wildlife advocates must address wildfire misinformation

By contentsingle: George Wuerthner  Posted on

Conservationists, if they wish to succeed in legislating more wilderness and parks in the West, must actively counter the misinformation and flawed logic surrounding forest health, thinning and wildfires. It may seem counter-intuitive, but fighting the fear of fire is, often, the best way to promote new wilderness/park designation.

There is an on-going effort by some in Congress to attach riders to exempt thinning proposals from environmental analysis which will threaten existing proposed wilderness with new logging. Again these efforts are based on faulty understanding of forest ecology and wildfire behavior.

http://www.thewildlifenews.com/2015/12/03/wilderness-advocates-must-address-wildfire-misinformation/