2009 was a hazardous fire season. Wild fires across the interior threatened subdivisions and caused evacuations. Close to home were the Brock Road Fire that threatened 150 homes near North Pole and the Hard Luck Fire that threatened multiple subdivisions in the Chatanika and Goldstream valleys. They served as a reminder that wildfire is a constant threat to our community during the summer months. Wildfires move fast, and we as individuals and as a community must be prepared. Two community meetings are planned for the week of December 7 to discuss the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) and planned fuel breaks near Salcha and the Chena Hot Springs Road. Exact meeting times and locations are being determined and will be advertised in the newspaper and announced on this website.
In the News-Miner dtd 12/01/2009, it stated the black spruce would be replaced by birch and aspen, so how the sam heck is that a fire "BREAK"?!? Please explain, aside from the fact that it's 'less volatile' than black spruce.
These public meetings and project details should also be more easily found on the Division of Forestry's website as well (hinthint).