From the text ... 'The rate of fuel accumulation remains far higher than the rate of fuel reduction. ...Our objectives for secure wildlife habitat, clean air, secluded homesites, and other social values often overlook the disturbance regimes that shape the land. ...Our strategic imperative should be directed toward the restoration, maintenance, and sustainability of fire-adapted ecosystems. ... Firefighters should not have to be heroes because we cannot agree on how to better manage the land, consistent with the dynamics of fire-prone ecosystems.'