wildfires

4 Wildlife Species That Need Your Help This Wildfire Season

An epic drought is unfolding across the West. In Washington and Oregon, March and April were among the driest since the 1890s, leaving many streams at 25% of their typical …

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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 …

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Restoring Our National Forests to Meet the Challenges of a Changing Climate

The massive wildfires blazing across the West have brought into sharp relief the intersection between climate change and the poor condition of many of our forests and other wildlands. Although most …

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American Climate Profiles: Wildfire Season Heats Up

“Every summer at some point we’re up against something we can’t control. Climate change is real each and every day.” Graham Groneman, Battalion Chief for Marin County Fire Department Every …

4 Ways Congress Can Create Fire-Resilient Communities

Wildfires in the American West have become increasingly frequent and intense since the 1980s, and the average wildfire season today is 78 days longer than it was thirty years ago. …

California Fires a Searing Image of Our Megafires Era

With so many intense fires currently burning across the western United States, it’s hard to convey to those outside the region just how bad it is for firefighters, communities and …

Red Moon Rising: The Growing Threat of Megafires

As my truck crested the Hoback rim and I rolled into the upper Green River basin, I couldn’t wait to see the full moon rising over the Wind River Mountains. …

Tennessee Wildfires Devastate Communities, Threaten Wildlife

UPDATE, 12/16: Officials declared all fires out as of Tuesday, December 13. After 15 days of fires, it was confirmed that 14 people have died and 191 others were injured …

Wildfire: Climate Change in California

In 2015, more than 2,500 structures were burned in the Valley and Butte wildfires alone. Since 1970, wildfires have burned more than twice the area as expected, and fire season …

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National Forests Support Recreation Economy

Every year, over 160 million visitors head to our National Forests and Grasslands. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts contribute more to the economy than anything else the U.S. Forest Service does—more even than …

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