To the Forest Service: Thank you again for the airborne particulates that foul the air in Salt Lake Valley and inside my car, my home. The Forest Service is now two rungs above road construction on my "most disliked" list.
I would very much like to see two graphics published on the front page of the newspaper.
First, a graphic showing the acres to be in "control burn" charted against the total actual acres burned by the fire. Start with the fiscal year ending in 2000, then 2001 and lastly 2002.
Second: a graphic showing the budgeted cost of the control burns for the same years against the actual cost of containment and dousing of the fires as paid by your agency.