[pct-l] Forest Fires
Lonetrail at aol.com
Lonetrail at aol.com
Wed Sep 13 15:32:55 CDT 2006
In a message dated 9/13/2006 8:48:35 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
gwtmp01 at mac.com writes:
We've gone down this road before. Every mailing-list/newsgroup/forum
goes down this road. It takes conscious effort by everyone on a list
to keep it on topic. Lists exist to *focus* discussion on a particular
topic. To the extent that the focus becomes lost, the list becomes
less interesting and less useful.
I'm trying not to take sides with respect to the politics, I'm
just saying 'please stay on topic'.
The topic was about forest fires by Wayne Kraft. Here is his question
The question that needs answering is,
why are we experiencing record fire years one year after another?
What caused these conditions to develop? Could/Should something have
been done differently in the management of this resource? I don't
know this area or that subject matter well enough to know the answer,
but I am interested in hearing the answers and I think these
questions should be asked until there are some.
Here is my answer, which I think is an honest and a dam good one. If the
truth hurts, so be it. I posted this in the spring without any back lash. If in
doubt please call up the Montana Go. Brian Schweitzer. I also have a few
friends who just returned from Iraq who will verify it also. Radar I can get you
a seat in one of those Oregon National Guards Chinook helicopters in
Afghanistan, just were do I send the application for the Oregon National Guards.
Lack of Troops to fight forest fires.
The war against terrorism or for overseas oil means fewer National Guard
troops may be available to fight wildfires in the drought stricken Pacific
Northwest this summer, state and Defense Department officials say.
National Guard troops help during major wildfires, but nearly 60% of Montana’
Troops are in Iraq, all the Oregon National Guards Chinook helicopters are
in Afghanistan, and 40% of Idaho’s 4,300 troops are deployed overseas, state
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer recently asked that all troops be returned to
fight fires to National Guard Commander Lt. Gen H. Steven Blum.
Oil means more then trees
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