No Fuel = No Fire


by Viv Forbes, Executive Director, The Saltbush Club, ©2020

Photo:  pen_ash, Pixabay, License

(Aug. 11, 2020) — A NSW Bushfire Enquiry concluded: “Hazard-reduction burns should be greatly increased”.

What a breath of good sense. If there is no fuel, there can be no fire.

They also urge a return to indigenous fire management. Aboriginals burnt anything and everything, at any time, for any reason. They had no water-bombers and seldom tried to put fires out, but they did understand back-burning. Their vegetation management created the vast and productive open forests and grasslands that supported large populations of marsupials and birds.

But tree huggers would never support this. They prefer scrub, weeds, pests and occasional fierce wildfires.

Viv Forbes
Washpool  Qld

One Response to "No Fuel = No Fire"

  1. Stephen J. Hiller   Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:57 AM

    The forestry service of Colorado used to call hazard-reduction attempts as “controlled burns” but had to change that a couple years ago to “prescribed burns”. Anyone want to guess why?


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