Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 31, 2022

The Case Against Commercial Logging in Wildfire-Prone Forests

The New York Times has an opinion piece on how commercial logging can contribute to wildfires

When the Oak fire swept through more than 10,000 acres southwest of Yosemite National Park last weekend, it burned through forests where widespread logging, including commercial thinning, accelerated in recent decades. Much of the forest canopy had been removed, exposing the remaining vegetation to more direct sunlight and creating hotter, drier and windier conditions that favor the spread of flames.

Read more at  Opinion | The Case Against Commercial Logging in Wildfire-Prone Forests – The New York Times

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