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Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy ebook

by George Wuerthner

Makes a feller retch,' former OSU forestry professor Mike Newton wrote.

Amissed opportunity to. Influence fire policy. Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest. The ecology and politics of fire are big. topics, and Wildfire: A Century of. Failed Forest Policy is a big book-its 350. Island Press, Washington, DC, 2006. softbound pages measure 13-1/4 by 11-. 3/4 inches, and it weighs morethan five.

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George Wuerthner is a professional photographer and the author of more than two dozen books on natural history and other environmental topics, including Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy (Island Press 2006)

George Wuerthner is a professional photographer and the author of more than two dozen books on natural history and other environmental topics, including Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy (Island Press 2006). He is the co-author of Welfare Ranching: The Subsidized Destruction of the American West (Island Press 2002).

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George Wuerthner (ed). Tending Fires: Coping with America’s Wildland Fires, Shearwater Books, US, 2004, 1559635657, £1. 0 Stephen Pyne. Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy, Island Press, 2006, 1597260703, £2. 5 Geographical case studies Australia Ross A. Bradstock. Flammable Australia: The Fire Regimes and Bio- Diversity of a Continent, Cambridge University Press, 2001, 0521805910, £101.

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The Wildfire Reader: A Century of Failed Forest Policy by George Wuerthner. Wildfires are an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon, a force that we cannot really control, and thus understanding, appreciating, and learning to live with wildfire is ultimately our wisest public policy. This Cold Heaven: Seven Seasons in Greenland by Gretel Ehrlich.

Wildfires are an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon thathave shaped North Americas landscapes since the dawnof time. They are a force that we cannot really control,and thus understanding, appreciating, and learning tolive with wildfire is ultimately our wisest public policy.With more than 150 dramatic photographs, Wildfire: ACentury of Failed Forest Policy covers the topic of wildfirefrom ecological, economic, and social/political perspectiveswhile also documenting how past forest policieshave hindered natural processes, creating a tinderbox ofproblems that we are faced with today.More than 25 leading thinkers in the field of fire ecologyprovide in-depth analyses, critiques, and compellingsolutions for how we live with fire in our society. Usingexamples such as the epic Yellowstone fires of 1988, theever-present southern California fires, and theNorthwests Biscuit Fire of 2002, the book examines theecology of these landscapes and the policies and practicesthat affected them and continue to affect them, suchas fire suppression, prescribed burns, salvage logging,and land-use planning. Overall, the book aims to promotethe restoration of fire to the landscape and toencourage its natural behavior so it can resume its role asa major ecological process.
Worthwhile read-filled with tons of history & great information to learn although not enough IMHO on how it will take 3 generations of real forestry(including something similar to the early CCC to do pre-commercial thinning just to get the dog hair out enough to start to grow marketable timber-good wildlife habitat) just to begin to repair the damage all of our mismanagement has created. The book is still very well done & the coffee table edition can keep out of town visitors quiet & busy for hours on a rainy day.
Didn't realize when I ordered this for only $14, including shipping, that it is a huge tabletop hardcover. Lots of great photos. And many of the articles are very informative if you are interested in wildfire prevention and recovery. However, the book is written and edited with a very clear agenda (hinted at by the subtitle) and it is far from a balanced discussion. Would have liked to see more of both sides of the arguments. For those of us who live in the red zone, this is an interesting read but it could have been better.
My husband is a fire fighter and has sought forest fires. When he got this book, he read it from cover to cover and it held his interest. Good Reading he said.
Contrary to Smokey T. Bear, fire is an integral part of healthy ecosystems. After a century of aggressive fire suppression and the myth of Smokey T. Bear, we now see clearly that fire is integral just as soils, sun, wind, water, insects, snow, ice and other natural processes. Put an increment borerer into a tree and you can read the fire history of an ecosystem back up to 3,000 years.

Core into soils, meadows and adjacent streams and you can often retrace almost 10,000 years of fire history in the sediments, buried logs and stumps. Learn the behavior of wildland fire in the presence of sun, upslope wind, rain, snow, clouds, humidity, katabtic winds and air temperature and you begin to catch a glimpse of how we have artificially imposed politics, wishful thinking and pseudoscience on wildland ecosystems.

Media and politicians speak of "catastrophic" and "charred" ecosystems, but fail to speak of the catastrophe of sprawling urban development imposed upon fire-maintained vegetation and soils. We live in wood houses with wood shake roofs and wonder why our houses burn when the surrounding air super heats.

We have made many mistakes with fire. The first mistake is labeling wildland ecosystems uninhabited "wilderness". As Kat Andersen reminds us in "Before The Wilderness," this was never wilderness, people have always lived here AND used fire as a tool to maintain healthy ecosystems for more than 10,000 years.

It was the European invasion that labeled fire as "bad" and Disney and Bambi who drove the message home. It is only through the dedicated work of scientists and wildland managers in places like Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone Natl Parks since 1970 that we have begun to understand the basic role of fire. The Leopold Commission in the early 1950s clearly identified the potential for large fires from all the biomass that was and continues to build up.

There is still a large residue who label fire as "bad," and don't understand the role of fire in healthy, resilant, durable ecosystems. Air Quality districts now impose their mandates on when to burn. This book is a must for the public, resource managers and urban residents.
More of a history lesson intertwined with the authors opinion.
Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy ebook
George Wuerthner
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Foundation for Deep Ecology, by arrangement with Island Press; First edition. edition (July 7, 2006)
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