When the Creek Fire of 2020 exploded and destroyed almost 400,000 acres of prime forestland, many questions were asked. How did this happen? Why are our forest in such bad conditions? Among the many tragedies, one positive result was that a well-managed forestland that had been treated with prescribed fire and selective logging withstood the onslaught of the raging fire. John Mount had managed Southern California Edison lands for 31 Years and has once again proven that active forest management not only withstands wildfire but enhances water runoff, increases wildlife, sequesters carbon, and provides outdoor recreation.
How did we get to such unhealthy forest conditions? This book discusses not only how we arrived at such mismanaged forest but the process necessary to save and enhance our Sierran forests into the future.