Annually there comes to every Forest force that very important question of fire protection, and annually when viewed by the casual observer there is apparently very little added of seemingly little value to previous plans. In spite of the fact that this phase of Forestry is without doubt one of the most important factors in our present Forest policy, efficiency seems to grow with remarkable slowness, yet when one stops to consider that the Forest Service has only been established for a very brief period of time, fire protection work has increased with such rapid strides as to be almost remarkable in comparison to the magnitude and size of the whole question involved.
Schreck, R. G.
"The Protection on the Superior National Forests,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 6
, Article 12.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol6/iss1/12