Essay on Forest Thinning And Forest Fires
Natural Resource Management Specialist of Incline, Nevada, John Christopherson, believes that forest thinning is a positive thing, and that by clearing forests we are creating a defense mechanism.
“Thinning can also be an effective tool for wildfire hazard reduction through the creation of defensible space. Defensible space refers to an area surrounding a house or neighborhood where the vegetation has been modified to reduce wildfire threat and which provides an opportunity for firefighters to work effectively and safely” (Christopherson 1).
Christopherson explains that if forests are thinned, firefighters are capable of intervening in wildfires more easily, therefore keeping surrounding residents defended. Contrarily, the anonymous author of the article,…