February 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Status update on the Living Assessment wiki

     The information contained on the Living Assessment continues to improve.  Several stakeholders have begun to add data and information to several of the chapters.  I'm a bit surprised though that several others have yet to engage.  We knew going into this that the use of a new approach would present challenges.  Maybe a little insight from my perspective will help improve the comfort level for using the site.…


Added by Don Yasuda on February 15, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Is fire bad or good?

Native Americans and others used fire for life survival for thousands of years...burning to improve food, basketry material and to clear travel routes. Then in the past 100 years, Europeans arrived and did an excellent job putting out fires. This has been getting more difficult in key situations lately, and more costly, when it is very dry, windy, terrain is rugged, or vegetation and fuels are dense and continuous.  More recently, many have realized that fires can be a very useful modern…


Added by Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman on February 11, 2013 at 2:03pm — 13 Comments

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