Being from the "rebellious" South I would like to make a suggestion that seems to have completely eluded the grasp of Bil Gilbert. While his article seems to make a valid point in favor of "fire ecology" (Is this the right use of the word, Bil?), he forgets that Smokey tries to prevent careless, uncontrolled fire. I believe that we should let nature or forest experts start the forest fires and encourage everyone else to put out their campfires. Smokey should continue in the latter capacity.