Ukiah CCC firefighters battling Rim Fire

Ukiah CCC firefighters battling Rim Fire

There are 4 comments on the Ukiah Daily Journal story from Aug 30, 2013, titled Ukiah CCC firefighters battling Rim Fire. In it, Ukiah Daily Journal reports that:

Members of the California Conservation Corps center in Ukiah are some of the more than 400 young men and women working 16-hour shifts supporting firefighters throughout California, according to the CCC Foundation.

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Since: May 08

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#1 Aug 31, 2013
Too bad the area was not logged more often???

But liberals like forest fires as it helps with global warming
czlifornia native

United States

#2 Sep 2, 2013
Much of that area would be impossible to log because of the terrain.
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#3 Sep 2, 2013
There was a vary interesting article in the Sacramento Bee yesterday (09-01-13) about factors contributing to the rapid spread of the Rim Fire. Everyone with resource management knowledge recognizes those factors as hard facts. Here are four of those factors:
Topography: You canít do anything about it. It contributes to fast up -hill spread and increases the chance for spot fires ahead of the main conflagration. It also makes fighting the fire on the up -hill side of the fire extremely dangerous.
Drought: As everyone knows weíre in a drought and short term we canít do anything about it. Low fuel moisture content of woody litter and stressed vegetation contributed to the fires rapid spread. Many of the streams and waterway that would have slowed or stopped some of the spread are dry or extremely low. Hot, dry conditions are always conducive to rapid fire spread.
Fuel load: As the article points out in 1911 there were 60 -90 trees per acre and 6 -8 tons of woody litter per acre on the forest floor. The day the fire started there were as many as 400 threes per acre and 30 -40 tons of woody litter per acre on the forest floor. That litter is called ladder fuels. Something can be done about those fuels! Controlled burns! Logging! Mechanical maceration! Letting naturally occurring fires burn (thatís what God did for millions of years).
Assignment of resources: During the early days of the fire roughly half the resources (state and local) were assigned to structure protection. Most of those ďhousesĒ were not fire safe with a defensible zone.
When it comes to people hindering/stopping proper forest management itís the locals and not city environmentalists who are the biggest obstacles. They donít want the trees logged! They donít want controlled burns because they donít like the smoke. They refuse to be fire safe with a defensible zone.


Since: May 08

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#4 Sep 7, 2013
czlifornia native wrote:
Much of that area would be impossible to log because of the terrain.
Yarder would work fine

Helicopter out the rest

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