Managing Wild Fires and Controlled Fires

John Stuart discusses the differences between managing wild fires and controlled fires and problems that may arise in each situation.



Here's a virtually clear (cut) case of not being able to see the forest for the lack of trees. This photo is the startling result of the
Here's a virtually clear (cut) case of not being able to see the forest for the lack of trees. This photo is the startling result of the thinning program the U.S. Forest Service is proposing for more than 30 million acres of national forestlands in the West. This "thinning" was done in Coconino National Forest, outside of Flagstaff, Arizona.
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The destruction level of wild fires.
The destruction level of wild fires.
PHOTO: AP PHOTO/JOE CAVARETTA

















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