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Smokey is rolling in his grave


Smokey is rolling in his grave

Dear HCN, There are no benefits to prescribed burns that cannot be duplicated by judicious logging practices, replanting and application of a little fertilizer.

The air and water pollution, destruction of resources, property and loss of wildlife (and human life!) are not worth the "perceived" benefits of wildfires.

Still, the Forest Service is basing its decisions on pseudoscience and politics. A "forest fire" has now become politically correct "resource enhancement"? Old Smokey the Bear is rolling in his grave.

Barbara HodgesClark, Colorado