Fire Expert Explains Why Fire Is Needed
Two statements about wildfire are both diametrically opposed and simultaneously true. Here they are: nobody wants to talk about fires anymore/everybody wants to talk about fires.
It's just this: we're tired of fire season, yet need to have discussions about how to keep future seasons from getting worse than this one.
Richard Fairbanks knows a thing or two about fire, after a career in the U.S. Forest Service that included a big role in the Biscuit Fire recovery project. We get him on the phone to wade into the climate-change-vs-forest-management debate about this and other fire seasons.