|doc-title||Fire Behavior Commentary [on FEMA's East Bay Hills DEIS]|
|publication||Fire Progression, LLC|
|quote||In my opinion, that without further long-term maintenance that includes extensive planting of other species, the proposed actions will not differentially favor native species, but will simply favor invasive, highly flammable brush species, both native and non-native, leading to dangerous, intense, and destructive wildfires. ... Removing all eucalyptus, Monterey pine, and acacia trees will be a severe site disturbance. Such catastrophic site disturbances do not differentially favor less invasive native species, but rather favor more invasive species (Kerns, 2005; Owen, 2010).|
|source||fire behavior analyst Kelly Close on the FEMA plan (PDF)|
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