By Patric Hedlund, TME
U.S. Forest Service firefighters are like brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles in these Mountain Communities. Many of them are our own children and neighbors. They are family—the people we rely upon when the worst is happening around us in this beautiful…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)
Above: Cuddy Valley; Below (left) Mt. Pinos District Ranger Tony Martinez showed impatience at the anxiety being expressed by (right) mountain residents such as Teresa Grow and James Coccoluto of Pine Mountain Club. John Muir Foundation Forest Researcher Chad Hanson, Ph.D. (standing) challenged the science being used by the USFS.
Patrick Kennedy of Cuddy Valley said he respects the forest service but is concerned.
Jim Lowery and Mary Brooks of Mountain Neighbors organized the meeting with USFS employees.
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