Posts Tagged ‘forest fires’

Yellowstone Spokesman Explains Fires And Pine Beetles

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Source:  Real Science

by stevengoddard

Even a simple-minded climate scientist might be able to understand this.

Since 1970, the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has averaged 26 wildfires each year. Around 51 percent of those fires have started from natural causes, forest officials said.

“Over the years, fire managers have learned that attempting to suppress all fire on the landscape has undesirable consequences,” Hottle said. “If we were to do so, we might limit the size of some fires for a period of time.” (more…)