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"Turning Toward Fire – On Wildtending & Wildfire" by Noël Vietor & Fletcher Tucker

On the day we planned to send out an email announcement about a Yosemite backpacking pilgrimage we had extensively planned for Fall 2018, we got news of a wildfire exploding to the west of Yosemite National Park. In the two weeks since then, the Ferguson Fire has burned over 40,000 acres and is a quarter contained. Like so many wildfires on the West Coast, this one is fueled by California’s record-breaking heating climate, a invasive bark beetle-infested and drought-starved dying forest, and decades of misguided fire suppression strategies that have left dry timber and underbrush ready to burn across the state.

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