Judging by the wide extent of deliberate fire in February 2016 on the property at Huai Teng Tao managed by the Royal Thai Army one might think entry restrictions to prevent fire henceforth are pointless. However Army land extends into the forested foothills in the background adjacent to the Doi Suthep-Pui National Park. Most years these hills burn and the forest becomes increasingly degraded, so much so there are areas where not even grass will grow. Exclusion of fire here could allow the slow natural regeneration of the forest.