Re "Plenty of blame to go around" (Viewpoints, Aug. 12): Wildfires have been a problem in the Sacramento Region for many years. The article blames the drought, budget, insurance companies and homeowners. Where is the responsibility of the conservationists who were/are against responsible forest management? The conservationists demanded that forests be left in their natural states. They were warned that the buildup of dead and diseased trees would lead to catastrophic fires. These forests are now burning with loss of life, property, and natural resources.
The opinions of the conservationists have been reported for many years. Perhaps as a result of this destruction, responsible forest management will occur. -- M.C. Belton, Sacramento