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California timber industry may be a ‘piece of the puzzle’…

Firefighters try to control a back burn as the Carr fire continues to spread towards the towns of Douglas City and Lewiston near Redding, California on July 31, 2018. Mark Ralston | AFP | Getty Images

 

  • As California wildfires rage, politicians, timber companies and environmentalists are debating whether to thin overly dense forest lands that fuel the state’s deadly infernos. 
  • As California looks for answers to reduce wildfire risk, there’s more debate about the thinning overly dense forest lands.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown spoke this week during a wildfire press update about the need “to do planned burnings” and “to thin out the forest.”
  • Some state legislators believe California’s private timber industry, which has seen a decline in timber harvesting since the 1990s, could be part of the solution.

by Jeff Daniels

As California wildfires rage, politicians, timber companies and environmentalists are debating whether to thin overly dense forest lands that fuel the state’s deadly infernos.

About one-third of California is covered by forests, most of it owned by the U.S. government. Last year was the most destructive and deadly wildfire season in the state’s history. And 2018 through July is one-third higher in acreage burned than a year ago, according to Cal Fire.

Some believe the state’s timber industry could be part of the solution by selectively thinning forests of trees. Timber harvesting has fallen sharply in California since the 1990s.

Despite opposition from some environmental groups, there’s talk of the need to remove more barriers to logging given that wildfires have become bigger, deadlier and faster moving. California’s timber laws are considered the most stringent in the nation.

 

Also video and photos from facebook:

Carr Fire Firenado

FIRENADO. According to the National Weather Service, preliminary reports indicate the large fire whirl that occurred during the Carr Fire reached speeds in excess of 143 mph and was equivalent to an EF-3 tornado.STORY–>http://bit.ly/2Mbnu2c(Courtesy: Rob Anderson)

Posted by FOX26 on Thursday, August 2, 2018

 

California timber industry may be a 'piece of the puzzle'...

 

California timber industry may be a 'piece of the puzzle'...

 

California timber industry may be a 'piece of the puzzle'...

 

California timber industry may be a 'piece of the puzzle'...
Californians take note! The same forest, the same trees. The private property on the right of the fence was logged and properly managed. To the left is US Forest Service land that hasn’t been managed. See a difference? ~ Photo Credit: “I took this picture in 2013 on a ranch I was running west of Helena, MT” – Jim Priest **notice the remains of a USFS boundary marker on the first fence post in the photograph.

 

California timber industry may be a 'piece of the puzzle'...

Attribution:cnbc.com

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  1. I was a logger growing up in the northeast and the eco-terrorists put the paper/ logging industry out of business. They now manage the forests to be “aesthetically pleasing” and would rather watch trees rot or burn than build houses or make paper with them. We didn’t have fires like this then for sure.

    1. Fires serve the “climate change” narrative of the lamestream media very well. I read in one story that a “stalled car” caused the Redding fire and another report said it was a disabled vehicle. Catalytic converters have not been mentioned (also being part of the “green” agenda) though it’s about the only component in a car that is likely to start a fire. I wonder how many catalytic converters worth of air pollution has entered the atmosphere from the Redding fire alone!

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