Wildfire Corner: Thinning Trees to Change Fire Behavior

I’ve written multiple articles in Wildfire Corner about how proactive work has helped save homes and change the intensity of wildfire. So far, I have not had a personal stake in the examples I’ve described but, this year, the Pine Meadows fire in Spokane County burned an area that I’m very familiar with. It burned 140 acres, including forest stands that I’ve helped landowners to thin and reduce the risk of crown fires.