Annual land area burned by severe wildfires in the western United States has grown eight times larger in less than four decades. Roughly 210,000 acres burned in 2017, up from 26,000 acres in 1985, in high severity fires that kill
This year over 3.8 million acres have burned on U.S. Forest Service-protected lands, an area larger than the size of Connecticut. There have been 6,046 fires on these lands, which is just 13 percent of the 46,466 fires started
From the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station To date in 2020, 1,217 wildfires have burned 1,473,522 million acres of National Forest System lands in California; 8,486 wildfires have burned over 4 million acres across all jurisdictions in California.
Rachel Lee Hall contributed the following article to our web site. She previously contributed her Forest Under Stress research here, her research on Reverse of Sequestration and Forest Under Stress (RSFUS) here, and research on Mega Drought Southern Oregon- Spring
The tragic devastation in California and Oregon has ignited a national debate over the causes and solutions to wildfire. Framing the issue as an “either/or” choice between climate change and forest management does a disservice to very complex issues. The
The following information is from Quartz: The sprawling wildfires in California and Oregon are producing record amounts of greenhouse gas emissions, according to satellite data. In both states, wildfire emissions in 2020 have already surpassed those typically released by their power
Note: Bruce Ward and David Peri contributed the following article to our blog At last the smoke begins to clear and it feels like we can once again get out and run and cycle and enjoy the outdoors after being
Capt. William E. Simpson II: California Wildfires Yield Unparalleled Devastation – Are They Preventable?
Catastrophic wildfires over the past years are devastating the American landscape and the socioeconomic infrastructure. Landscapes left behind catastrophic wildfires resemble war zones with death and destruction all around. The 2020 California wildfire season is wreaking havoc on the already
Thanks to your help, we’re making progress protecting working forests in Snohomish County. First, the Snohomish County Council has so far declined to seek “reconveyance” (or conversion) of DNR trust lands into a county park- a proposal that comes with
Note: This article was provided to us by the National Association of State Foresters The COVID-19 pandemic has produced the largest economic downturn in the United States since the Great Depression. During the Great Recession of 2008, America’s real GDP