From the text ... 'So what is the number one reason that we're burning? What is the number one reason we treat fuels? Well, of course it's to protect the public from extremely high concentration of fine particulates associated with wildfire, right? And that's the number one objective in your burn plans, right? Is this something that you talk to the public about, yes or no? Should we? Are there huge tradeoffs? Do you have all sorts of good air quality data from this part of the country to prove that? Have you put it together to show the public? Which would you rather have, something very close to the air quality standard, or something that exceeds it by a factor of 20, which we do with wildfire?' © 2010, Tall Timbers Research, Inc.