Wildfire and Fire-adapted Ecology: How PeopleCreated the Current Fire DisastersCaldararo N*
Dept of Anthropology, San Francisco State University, California, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Caldararo N, Ph.D
Dept of Anthropology
San Francisco State University, California, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 09, 2015; Accepted date: October 10, 2015; Published date: October 12, 2015
Citation: Caldararo N (2015) Wildfire and Fire-adapted Ecology: How People Created the Current Fire Disasters. Forest Res 4:158. doi:10.4172/2168-9776.1000158
Copyright: © 2015 Caldararo N. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Increasing numbers of wild fires have been noted in the past decades as well as increasing intensity and acreage burned. The invasion of wild lands and rural areas by new housing, the recreational industry, hikers, bikers and the destruction of wild life by increased hunting, thinning to reduce competition with commercial agriculture and effects of logging and new logging techniques have driven this increase. The last 400 years of exploitation of the land has created a fire-adapted ecology. Suggestions for reducing the dangerous and expensive consequences are given.