You've posted two articles about prescribed burns that got out of control due to incompetence and mistakes, yet you ignore the literally thousands of prescribed burns done safely that occur annually. What's the point of posting those? Once again, you're condemning the Preserve by silent implication.

Yes, there's an obvious risk in intentionally setting a fire, but you're ignoring the far greater risk a policy of full suppression creates by allowing fuel to build up. I'd bet that if a wildfire started on Mohonk lands that took out your or your neighbors houses, you'd be the first one screaming at the Preserve for not having done prescribed burns to reduce the fuel on the forest floor.