The Wilderness Society is kicking off an educational campaign aimed at increasing support and funds for the Forest Service to conduct more control burns.
The Wilderness Society states “Controlled burns protect people and property, restore forests and save taxpayer dollars”.
The effort is concentrated initially on the Mendocino National Forest with plans to expand to forests throughout California and the west.
The information center of the campaign is their website Restorethemendo.com.
Take a look at this TV commercial where a local rancher Bill Burrows lends support to the program.
Bill at Wildfire Today offers his opinion on the effort.