Spokesman Review 6/14/2012
Excerpt: “ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A combination of decades of vigorous fire suppression and the waning of the timber industry over environmental concerns has left many forests a tangled, overgrown mess, subject to the kind of superfires that are now regularly consuming hundreds of homes and millions of acres.
As firefighters continue to battle massive blazes in New Mexico and Colorado, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell is renewing his call to restore forests to a more natural state, in which fire was a part of the landscape and in many instances was far less destructive. ……”
Read entire article at http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/jun/14/forest-service-touts-natural-fires/