As I consider wildfire prevention, a brother suggests that if the forest area is to be kept wet, maybe sometimes the tree species should be changed.
Fruit trees instead of pine trees.
My mind jumps to stories of how we are running out of enough farmland to feed a growing world population. I google, and see a National Geographic link suggesting converting tropical forests with farmland is one of the most destructive things we can do. Fine, not all forest land is tropical forest. Can we replace some pine trees with fruit trees?