The US Forest Service has proved their incompetence many times over as far as I’m concerned. For decades now (up until recently) their policy has been to extinguish all wildfires and what that has resulted in is an unnatural forest floor piled with pine needles and dead brush/trees which is a fire waiting to happen. And this is one BIG reason we are seeing the huge wildfires in the west that we’ve seen in recent years.
What the USFS has actually done is to alter the NATURAL environment of our national forests by allowing decades of pine needle and brush build up. Their “controlled burns” have NOT been enough. Their tree thinning has NOT been enough and since the USFS changed its policy to let some fires burn I’m not seeing a lot of tree thinning going on. One reason for that is they have to do a study before it can be done. A study? Are you serious?! Sorry but it doesn’t take a wizard to figure out that thinning trees will help prevent wildfires on the scale we are seeing today! Once again the USFS proves its incompetence!! Continue Reading