So again I ask when was the last natual fire in the gunks? If it's such a natural part of the ecosystem and our forests depend on it as touted by the Mohonk preserve you should be able to show us the historical fires that keep our ecosystem in balance.
Your local fire companies would have records of fire calls. If you are truely interested in more specific historical records to answer your querie, that's where you should seek more exacting data.
Advocacy group: Many of us are we are interested in the area, but it's your fight, not ours. So, while we are willing to disagree with your propaganda, we aren't willing to put a lot of work into it.