My vision for the future is a world where the air quality is clean for everyone, the climate stabilizes, and regenerative fire cycles can occur in a more healthy way.
Values associated with this vision would be the willingness to learn, become educated, and passion to support practices that help mitigate the volatility of forest fires.
Fires are now qualitatively different with massive ecological, social, and economic implications which are the three pillars of sustainability. It is a complex system that we are seeing at unprecedented scales and intensities due to the intricate combination of our inputs creating optimal conditions for these superfires.
The better management of our forests can help decrease the volatility of wildfires. The removal of thinning trees can mitigate fire volatility because they lack the moisture that help cool the fire temperatures. Further interventions could include the greater implementation of controlled/prescribed burns which are the most effective way humans can regenerate and replenish lands with fire resistant species that are beneficial to the landscape to reduce dangerous and intense wildfires. These prescribed burns done are performed under very controlled circumstances and generally not done during hottest times of the year that would permit fires to become volatile.
Barriers that hinder the more widespread adoption of these practices include economic incentive and the lack of education towards prescribed burns and how they affect people and infrastructure.