forest fires

Elk wade in river with blazing forest fire in background

Fire, Water, and Our Public Lands

Just how many “wake up calls” can we stand in the year 2020? On top of social, economic, and political disruptions and unrest, we’ve experienced epic wildfires that directly impacted …

Drought, Fires Threaten Southwest’s Fish and Wildlife

Why are rescue missions being staged for the endangered Rio Grande silvery minnow? Sizzling, record-breaking temperatures and some of the lowest snowpack levels on record in the Southern Rockies have …

Intense Fires Threaten the Amazon

El Niño Could Exacerbate Fires Although the dry season is a natural occurrence which begins every June and runs through the end of the year, El Niño has reduced Amazon …

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…

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 …

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.

Fallout from Wildfire, Erosion Expected to Plague Colorado River and…

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

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 …

NWF Book Club: The Big Burn

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 …

More Frequent Wildfires Worldwide Point To Need To Address Global Warming

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 …

National Wildlife Federation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
PO Box 1583, Merrifield VA 22116-1583 1-800-822-9919
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use

Protect Wildlife