The Chetco Bar Fire (2017), the Biscuit Fire (2002) and the Silver Fire (1987)
Larry’s Fire Line
Larry was born in Gold Beach, Oregon and currently lives at Pistol River, Oregon on property acquired by his ancestors in 1889. Larry brings to CWP a Registered Professional Forester career in forestry and natural resources that spanned a 50 plus year period from 1957 until his retirement in 2009.
Larry believes that broad all-encompassing programs and policies suitable for one specific forested region often have little application when applied to a different locale. Differing climates, geography, vegetative species and growth habits may combine to produce unexpected and sometimes very detrimental results when blanket policies are applied. He states that a one-size-fits-all approach routinely marginalizes or disregards the substantial local knowledge and information which is usually available in addressing localized natural resource issues.
One of Larry’s concerns is that present USFS policies related to naturally occurring wildfires are resulting in an apparent loss of widespread areas of mixed conifer/hardwood forests in the interior of the Rogue River/Siskiyou National Forest.