Prescribed Fires Have No Effect in Southern California
Post date: Nov 07, 2013 4:35:45 PM
Here is some interesting research from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
The key findings reinforce what we are focused on in Topanga: reducing the possibility of home ignition and reducing hazardous non-native vegetation.
Based on past data, prescribed fires in coastal southern California have no effect on reducing area burned by future fires.
Regional planners seeking to reduce fire hazard risk may need to investigate other management strategies, such as ignition prevention and invasive plant management.