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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

5/18/2015 // By Tiffany Woods

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 famous warning: “Remember, only YOU can prevent forest fires”. However, …

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

9/14/2012 // By Patricia Tillmann

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 concerns throughout the region and provides a clear example of …

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Rafting in Colorado After the Fire

7/25/2012 // By Carla Brown

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

7/24/2012 // By Judith Kohler

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 bright blue and yellow rafts are bouncing along the Cache …

Forest after a fire in Santiam Pass Summit, Oregon

Photo of the Day: Frozen Forest

4/30/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Climate change is fueling more extreme wildfires in the West.  You can help us fight the effects of carbon emissions and help wildlife everywhere. This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. …

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NWF Book Club: The Big Burn

4/6/2012 // By Bryn Fluharty

The Big Burn The Big Burn takes us from the beginning of the conservation movement with Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot through the haphazard forest management at the beginning of the 20th Century and on to the Big Burn and …

More Frequent Wildfires Worldwide Point To Need To Address Global Warming

9/1/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

Wildfires are much in the news this week.  Studies show they are more frequent, larger and they are burning hotter. This is largely bad news for wildlife. But, when you include Greece, Australia and other places in the world, fires are in …

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