With record high temperatures, gusty winds and grass fires returning to the region in recent weeks, it was fitting that about 100 people turned out to Black Forest Saturday to talk about fire mitigation.
“Another fire is on it’s way, it’s inevitable,” Cody Poole, a Black Forest firefighter, told the crowd.
“We all have a second chance to fix this and make it much better to avoid a disaster. The question is: what are you going to do with your second chance?”
The fifth Forest Recovery Symposium organized by Black Forest Together featured a collection of speakers who urged property owners to work together to prevent another major fire by mitigating vegetation around their homes. It also was a way to connect residents with a handful of representatives from forestry management businesses who were also at Saturday’s meeting.