Small, controlled fires are the only way to prevent large wildfires, researchers argue

Mongabay: Stamping out forest fires indiscriminately leads to denser trees and debris in many forests, fueling unusually large wildfires. Recent U.S. wildfires have gained so much power that scientific models can no longer predict their behavior. A new paper urges the public to demand a correction in this trend by changing how forest fires are managed At a time when wildfires around the world are burning through records for intensity and size, several western U.S. ecologists argue that in many forests......

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