Riser

Burying your coals and ashes after burning is not standard procedure. They should be allowed to completely burn out or extinguished by mixing with dirt and water till completely out. Inexperienced land managers/fire management at work there.



Riser commented on Clean up the forests

Tired of hearing the forests need to be thinned by all you know it all that never go out in the forest to observe the thinning that is going on and has been going on for the last 20 years and before that. You all don't remember the complaining letters to the editors in the 90s that compla…

Sorry, jumpy fingers. To use the Yarnel Hill tragedy as an example is misleading. That fire was not on forest service land but State jurisdiction land. It was desert scrub brush land that has no extractive product to manage except maybe grazing. Hopefully laws and regulations will be rela…

I agree that more needs to be done to advance forest restoration as quickly as possible and hope this legislation makes it thru. But using the Yarnel Hill Fire tragedy as


Funny thing is the head of the dendrology lab at UofA who studies tree rings have concluded that every 500 years the southwest experiences a 40 year drought. It had been 700 years since the last 40 year drought the one that coincided with the disappearance of many native Americans settlement…

Louie C, sounds like you came to the colabrative meetings with a preconceived decision and are unable to work with anyone not holding your beliefs.

Actually Chief the tree population on average for your. fire district was more like 5 to 20 trees with little to no juniper and oak component.

TMF&M District is 25.5% of my property tax while the Blue Ridge School District is 38.5%. I think the fire district percentage is a little high compared to the importance of the school district. It's a good thing they saved us $10 million during the last 5 years cause my taxes have gone …

Riser commented on Put it in park

The town can't afford to fix pot holes and maintain their roads let alone purchase the park. Good that they are now just looking at the area of the park with improvements that the town has constructed. But remember the vegetation will need to be treated periodically once it is acquired.

Sorry ended my post without making my entire point. The private land/community is in dire need of hazardous fuel reduction and if power companies are mandated to utilize the forest biomass then the local communities should also be required to address the unnatural build up of their overly st…