Fire and Forest: Many thanks to boards …

Recently, as a board was wrapping up business for the year, I felt a deep appreciation for everyone at the table. They are all...

Fire and Forest: Learning from public health …

I have often been struck by the similarities between fire protection — prevention and suppression — and public health. Both fields are tasked with preventing...

Fire and forest: A year in review …

The Fire Safe Council began the year with its attention on the new insect threat to the Hill’s oaks, the Goldspotted oak borer. Many...

Fire and Forest: Buy local firewood — keep pests off the Hill …

Around the house we can always find pests that are more of a nuisance in our everyday lives than they are damaging — irritants...

Fire and Forest: Arizona fire, Woodies, grant help …

The most interesting news of the month regarding the focus of this column is the lesson of the Wallow Fire that burned earlier this...

Fire & Forest: Public safety and caution …

Like a lot of people, I was fascinated by the almost complete shutdown of Atlanta from 2.3 inches of snow last week. It was...

Fire & Forest: The next Community Wildfire Protection Plan begins …

The San Jacinto Mountains Community Wildfire Protection Plan, a document created more than 10 years ago, is about to undergo a much-needed update. The...

Fire and Forest: Greenwood Award, GSOB Training, and Goodbye to a Friend …

The Mountain Communities Fire Safe Council received the 2013 Greenwood Award for outstanding contributions to our regional environment. Karen and Richard Greenwood presented the...

Fire & Forest: You passed your inspection! …

By the time this article is published, the Hill will have more than 90 percent of its inspection compliance with PRC 4291 completed. This...

Fire and Forest: A system that lasts …

We at the council are looking for a fire safe future that endures. In more popular terms, we seek a sustainable future, one that...
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