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Forest management the real culprit in today's wildfires

Write to the Point


No pun intended, but wildfires seem to be a hot topic lately.

It’s a time when Mother Nature can wreak havoc on already parched forests and fields across the West with a passing lightning storm just as easily as a careless human with a hot exhaust or an errant spark.

I grew up from a young age in the outdoors and the forests of the Northwest and still revel in being there.

From looking at old family photos of uncle Gordon manning a lookout in the Okanogan National Forest in the late 1930s, and my mother in her knee-high boots with a shotgun at her side, perhaps it’s in my DNA?

So ever...

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