Myth: "prescribed burning of forests will get out of control and make things worse"
Most people don't understand that control burns are carefully planned out to mimic smaller fires that naturally occur to prevent insect infestations and overcrowding in forests. Prescribed burning is also done during seasons where fire will NOT pose a threat. I wish for more towns, especially those closer to forests and more vulnerable to the impacts of larger forest fires to be aware of the benefits of control burns. Fires are quantitively different than they once were. The impact of these "super-fires" on forests is devastatingly destroying our forests. But suppressing fires from occurring at all isn't going to help the situation. I propose we educate more people on how control burns help to prevent forest fires from spreading and replenish the health of forests, especially in places that will be impacted the most by larger "super-fires."