Support for Bush’s forestry plan from an unlikely source

It looks like I was wrong
to allege
that the Bush policy on logging national forests to
save trees was cynical and a sell out of government resources to
support industry. This article in the New York Times reports on an

accidental experiment
that showed that thinned forest patches
that had been subjected to prescribed burns—controlled forest
fires—stopped a rampaging non-prescribed burn dead in its tracks. Note that Charlie called this one in the comments to my original post.