The Effects of Postfire Salvage Logging on Aquatic Ecosystems in the American West

Throughout the American West, a century of road building, logging, grazing, and other human activities…

Nine Fact Sheets That Will Make Your Job Easier

NFPA Resources about Wildfire-Resilient Homes…

Changing Wildfire, Changing Forests

How climate change is affecting fire regimes and vegetation in the Pacific Northwest…

A New Vision for Wildfire Planning: A Report on Land Use and Wildfires

With growing urgency, it is critical that Oregon’s land use system be used and strengthened…

Restoration in a Fire Forest: The Benefits of Burning

Wildfire has historically played an important role in the health and structure of Oregon’s dry…

How Healthier Forests Can Mean Less Smoke

The Science, Tools and Strategies Related to Smoke Management in Fire-Adapted Forests…

Wildfire Preparedness Sheet

Keep your family and home safe by downloading this sheet. Keep it on your phone,…

Air quality impacts from prescribed fire and wildfire: How do they compare?

Prescribed fires are regulated by states and are always subject to strict air-quality standards. Wildfires,…

Full Community Costs of Wildfire

Almost half of the full community costs of wildfire are paid for at the local…

Prescribed Burning in Progress

After nearly a century of aggressively fighting to keep fire out, our forests are overly-dense…

How to prepare your family for wildfire season

Tips to keep your family and home safe during wildfire season.…

How does a controlled burn work?

Kaitlyn Webb from the U.S. Forest Service explains how a prescribed burn is conducted and…
2017 PNW Fire Narrative

2017 Pacific Northwest Fire Narrative

The 2017 Pacific Northwest fire season was as memorable as it was long and arduous.…

Analysis: Could forest collaborative work?

Realizing it needed to protect its only water source, the city of Ashland, Oregon launched…

After the Fire: A Closer Look

This is the second article in a two-part series that explores a remarkable set of…

Rich Fairbanks: Beware of wildfire ‘solutions’ that will make the problem worse

To evaluate these policy proposals and decide what we should do in our public forests,…

Era of Megafires

Click to learn more about how to bring this informative presentation to your town!…

The Potential Economic Consequences of Post-Fire Logging on Federal Lands

Post-fire logging provides no free lunch. Sure, those who benefit from the logging will find…

Benefits of Fire

The sounds and smells of fire bring different images to different people. That is surprising…

Planning Tools to Reduce Montana’s Wildfire Risk

Montana wildfires are getting bigger, lasting longer, and causing more damage to homes and property.…

CFLRP Projects

There are 23 CFLR projects, spanning the states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho,…

Forests – Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program Q & A

Our policy expert introduces the forest restoration program that’s garnering impressive results around the nation.…

Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program

Between April-September of 2017 third-party researchers investigated Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) and the…

Firewise Toolkit

During a wildfire, firefighting resources are limited and firefighters must often make quick decisions on…

Homeowner Checklist

Wildfires don’t have to destroy everything in their path. Science and research have proven that…

Wildfire Preparedness

The Firewise USA™ program provides a number of proven tools and resources for homeowners and…

Fire Adapted Communities

Every year thousands of wildfires burn millions of acres across the United States. It’s not…

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

We work with communities across the nation to create a more wildfire-resilient future. A “fire…

Keep Your Home Safe From Wildfire!

To survive a wildfire, property owners need to manage the land surrounding their homes and…

Fire Ecology

Fire ecology is a branch of ecology that focuses on the origins of wildland fire…

Conifer Regeneration after Forest Fire in the Klamath-Siskiyous: How Much, How Soon?

The increasing frequency and extent of forest fires in the western United States has raised…

How does a forest fire benefit living things?

Despite the damage that can occur to property and people, good things can come out…

CALIFORNIA CONFLAGRATION PROMPTS MORE CALLS FOR WILDFIRE FUNDING FIX

If Congress spent more money to prevent fires, it wouldn’t have to spend so much…

How Washington’s formula for fighting wildfires makes them worse

The monstrous flames ripping through Northern California in recent days have burned communities to the…

Effort in Sisters saved homes but highlights obstacles

Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near this Oregon tourist town, and it…

Flyover video shows Columbia gorge areas burned by Eagle Creek fire

Documentary filmmaker Trip Jennings flew over the Columbia River Gorge the evening of Saturday, Sept.…

Cost of fighting U.S. wildfires topped $2 billion in 2017

The costs of fighting U.S. wildfires topped $2 billion in 2017, breaking records and underscoring…

Living (Dangerously) in an Era of Megafires

We have all seen the news–hotter summers, and bigger, badder wildfires. What’s going on? How…

Coalition Letter on Infrastructure Legislation

Dear Senator: On behalf of our millions of supporters, we ask that you strongly oppose…

Testimony of Susan Jane M. Brown, Western Environmental Law Center

Chairman McClintock, Ranking Member Hanabusa, and members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity…

HOW DOES CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT FOREST FIRES?

When we talk about the many effects of the climate crisis, a few tend to…

Impact of anthropogenic climate change on wildfire across western US forests

Increased forest fire activity across the western continental United States (US) in recent decades has…

Climate Change Has Doubled Western U.S. Forest Fires, Says Study

A new study says that human-induced climate change has doubled the area affected by forest…

Investing in Fire Adapted Communities & Resilient Landscapes

The size and severity of wildfires in the West have increased dramatically in the past…

The Ecological Benefits of Forest Fires

This has been the summer of forest fires in North America. Hundreds of fires still…

Never Eliminate Public Advice: NEPA Success Stories

Why Is the National Environmental Policy Act So Important? With an emphasis on “smart from…

The role of defensible space for residential structure protection during wildfires

Across the globe and over recent decades, homes have been destroyed in wildfires at an…

Why are wildfires good for the environment?

We here in the great state of New York live in a fairly natural disaster…

Dousing the Claims

Already this year, wildfire records have been broken. Hundreds of families have lost their homes.…

Information on Appeals, Objections, and Litigation Involving Fuel Reduction Activities

Increases in the number and intensity of wildland fires have led the Department of Agriculture’s…

Warming and Earlier Spring Increase Western U.S. Forest Wildfire Activity

Western United States forest wildfire activity is widely thought to have increased in recent decades,…

Post-Wildfire Logging Hinders Regeneration and Increases Fire Risk

Recent increases in wildfire activity in the United States have intensified controversies surrounding the management…
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