Originally Posted By: Mark Heyman
Originally Posted By: Advocacy group
fire does not play a role in Northeast forest ecology...MPNA


One search first click came up with this.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/21/nyregion/21minnewaska.html

Up thread are a number of links that clearly refute mipna's assertion - but since they support the Preserve's position on the need for prescribed burns, he chooses to not believe the scientific evidence. It's an attitude that basically says "If I didn't see it occur, then it didn't happen."