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…

Rafting in Colorado After the Fire

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

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 …

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