Overstocked Forest and Fire / Reading the Washington Landscape, Dan McShane

woods mcshaneTuesday, July 28, 2015  Dan McShane

I know just enough about wildfire and land management to know I don’t know much. Its complicated stuff.

Lots of factors that cause me to be always a bit skeptical whenever I read anything regarding fires in areas I do not know well. Fire and its role on the landscape is far from simple. Any given fire is a mix of causes.

I had a traverse through a forest stand on the east slopes of the Cascades through a thick stand of fir and pine with no underbrush. Perfect fuel for an explosive fire if a one were to reach the slope under the right weather conditions. […]

Read Dan’s complete post on Reading the Washington Landscape here.

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