I believe forest fires can be beneficial to the ecosystem but many times they can do more harm than good. It is important to have forest fires to somewhat regulate the ecosystem but if the fires get out of hand, the harm done to the ecosystem may be greater than the benefits. This is where prescribed fires come into play. These prescribed fires can be effectively used to create fire breaks in order to control the spread of bigger forest fires, but there is some concern from the public regarding these fires. Some people are worried that these prescribed fires can get out of hand and spread toward homes/public areas. I envision a world where these prescribed fires are used more commonly to help control fires with support from the public. This can be achieved by carrying out these prescribed fires in a very controlled way and sharing that method with the public so they feel secure in the way these prescribed fires are being done. This will help eliminate some of the public concerns while implementing a very effective method of controlling forest fires.
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