Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 4, 2021

Oregon’s Bootleg Fire Grew Rapidly in Areas Subject to Logging and Other Management Activities

from Los Padres ForestWatch

The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon, the nation’s largest year-to-date wildfire, has burned over 413,000 acres since starting on July 6 and merging with the smaller Log Fire on July 19. An independent analysis of the landscape that has burned so far has revealed that tens of thousands of acres of recent thinning, fuel breaks, and other forest management—similar to what has been proposed on Pine Mountain and Mt. Pinos in the Los Padres National Forest—fail to stop or slow the fire’s rapid spread.

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