More Talk about Wildfires
I brought up the topic of wildfires last month and specifically discussed the issue of wildfire arsons. I wanted to continue the subject briefly again this month. The problem can’t be overlooked. According to Verisk’s 2017 Wildfire Risk Analysis, 4.5 million U.S. homes were identified at high or extreme risk of wildfire, with more than 2 million in California alone. Losses from wildfires added up to $5.1 billion over the past 10 years, and that number has risen in 2017 and 2018.
This month I thought I would share some statistics I found to help paint a picture of the extent of the problem. Beyond the statistics, since the subject has hit the political arena, it seems everyone has a theory about the causes and the best solutions. I don’t think our industry has had this much publicity in a long time. I thought I would share some ideas from professional foresters and forestry organizations. Sep 2018 — More Talk About Wildfires