Essentially , we have done it to ourselves . And then complain about it . We can’t undo it .
As far as managing forests far away from civilization. You let fires burn naturally. I have been on numerous fires to where if it isn’t threatening the local town then resources assigned are minimal and the fire is in more of a management stage instead of suppression . Unfortunately Most every forest in California has some kind of town / community in it or around it which makes that style of management very unlikely.