I see your point on LNT, but it's not particularly UL. Are you bringing your own wood from home or scavenging for dead wood in the area? because that is not LNT either.
Each region is different.
In So Cal, many wilderness areas do not allow gathering wood, or even wood burning from home, so the only stove allowed is gas with on/off kill switch, exception are car camping park campsites with a fire pit.
Also in So Cal, there are regular annual forest fires, that most of the times the rocks are already blackened from the fire season, and the current forest service spin is that controlled burning, lightning fires or forest fires are healthy for the forest to rejuvenate with a natural cycle.