Stephanie Rogers

Hotshot Crewmember | Interviewed May, 2014 | Oregon
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How does Stephanie view the role of fire in the environment?

“I think the work we do is important and also very misunderstood at times, I think especially because of the media.  People look at wildfire as a scary, terrifying thing that blows through town and destroys homes and families and land and it’s—fire has been around for a long time; wildfire is a natural thing and there are some plant species that can’t even germinate without the help of wildfire.  It’s a naturally occurring event, but I don’t know, I think it’s important that we protect values (as far as homes and land resources), but I’m a big fan of the “let it burn tactic” as well, in some situations.