the stop the burn campaing started a long time ago, say the 1940's..... now its up to some smart thinkers to introduce fire line's that have been( perish the thought ) logged off. and some of the less old growth thinned( look out for the angry tree hugger) and maybe in some cases the forest lot to be over planted after logging in the first place. but NO some liberal hippies started the no fires and no logging trip and could not see the forest from the trees. its the neglect over the last few years that has harmed the NATURAL forest to the extent it it is harmed now, fire was and still is a NATURAL part of the cycle of a forest life. stopping the fires that are natural was the first in a long line of bad choices, not in 2002 but way earlier than that!!!