Smokey bear and Wild fires

Smokey bear and wild fires – pushing west into the wilderness Smokey Bear, like his real-life counterparts, reflected the culture and history of American conquest and entrenchment following the pioneering push to the West Coast in the mid-19th Century. Manifest Destiny wasn’t just about seizing the Continent; it also perfectly expressed … Continue reading

PFM working to reduce fire risk in the Black Hills

The Wolverine Fire, Chelan Complex, Chelan, WA, Okanogan-Wenatchee NF, 2015

Foresters, range scientists, firefighters, and other members of Professional Forest Management’s large family of experts are working to reduce fire risk in the Black Hills, especially around our most vulnerable communities, officials said. Frank Carroll, general manager and co-owner with Van Elsbernd of Fort Collins, CO, said that much of … Continue reading