Originally Posted by CA Stu
From the same article: "Because we are in such tremendous deficit of this post-fire habitat type, especially in this area, the Rim Fire is a good thing ecologically," Hanson said. "This is not destruction, this is ecological restoration."
Sucks right now, but necessary and a long-term good.
Hope no one gets killed. Everything else will come back, eventually...
The people tasked with protecting the giant sequoias think a smallish fire through there would be good for the area.
All of this underbrush, as has been mentioned, is harmful in the long term.