forest fires

Chris Wright (Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge) burns a portion of the north fireline on a prescribed fire of Mt. Longleaf NWR in Alabama.  Photo by: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region's Photostream

Not All Forest Fires Are Created Equal

The public nowadays has a negative perception and misunderstanding of forest fires, believing that fires should be kept out of every type of forest. Many of us can recall Smoky the Bear’s …

Downtown Seattle skyline on clear day and a day hazy due to Central WA wildfire

Hot and Hazy: Central Washington Wildfires Muddle the Puget Sound Skyline

Smoke from Central Washington wildfires is dimming the horizon throughout Washington today, obscuring the crispness that is so common on a sunny summer day in Seattle. It also raises air quality …

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Rafting in Colorado After the Fire

Rafting on a popular Colorado river gives an NWF staff person a first-person view of the fire’s impacts.

(NWF Photo by Judith Kohler)

Fallout from Wildfire, Erosion Expected to Plague Colorado River and Fish for Years

It’s summertime in the Rockies, but all is not right in the northern Colorado fishing haven of Poudre Canyon. At first glance, it looks normal. Dozens of life-jacketed people in …

Forest after a fire in Santiam Pass Summit, Oregon

Photo of the Day: Frozen Forest

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NWF Book Club: The Big Burn

More Frequent Wildfires Worldwide Point To Need To Address Global…

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