Old Methods for Battling Forest Firest Are Due for Change
Byline: ROY KEENE For The Register-Guard
A HUGE CONFLAGRATION, burning in Southern Oregon's wilds, passed over my cabin. Without cutting away vegetation, setting sprinklers, and deploying firefighters, the cabin would have burned.
As humans have always done, I reacted first with fear, then awe. Covering nearly a half million acres and threatening a dozen towns, the Biscuit Fire is, indeed, awesome. As a forester who's spent 20 years studying how fire shapes forests and management, I've now been up close and personal. My encounter with this blaze makes it difficult for me to continue regarding fire solely with scientific dispassion. It's easier now to …
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Publication information: Article title: Old Methods for Battling Forest Firest Are Due for Change. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: August 25, 2002. Page number: b3. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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