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Forest thinning projects won’t stop the worst wildfires. So why is California spending millions on them?

posted Sep 13, 2019, 2:36 PM by Ryan Ulyate
Here is a very comprehensive online article from The Los Angeles Times. It pretty much confirms what the NTCFSC have been advocating for years: 

"Four months after the town of Paradise was incinerated in the most destructive wildfire in California history, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation, ordering agencies to thin trees and clear shrubs near some of the state’s most fire-threatened communities. Saying the $32 million in projects were vital “to protect the lives and property of Californians” he swept aside environmental reviews and competitive bidding requirements to speed the work. But the state’s recent fire chronicles are riddled with examples of how such fuel break projects don’t guard against the wind-driven infernos that have laid waste to communities the length of California...."