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Posted June 18, 2013
This story is part of an occasional special series, Line of Fire, by Environment and Energy Publishing about the increasing risks of wildfires as forests become drier and more fire-prone in the West, where more people want to live in them.
Posted June 18, 2013
The "Workshop on Wildland-Urban-Interface Fire Research Needs," held August 15–16, 2012, in Boulder, Colorado, provided a forum for Wildland-Urban-Interface (WUI) experts to discuss challenges, identify research needs, and establish research priorities to improve the fire resistance of WUI communities.
Posted June 13, 2013
Posted June 11, 2013
The National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy's June digest emphasizes summer fire season preparedness, critical research regarding human communities' fire risk in the wildland urban interface, and news that affects citizens participating in implementing the Cohesive Strategy, from the layperson to the professional in fire science.
Posted April 18, 2013
The Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) accepted the final Regional Action Plans for each of the Cohesive Strategy Regions.
Posted March 6, 2013
The Ashland Forest Resiliency (AFR) Stewardship Project in the Ashland Watershed is designed to reduce fire danger, promote forest health, protect the community and older forest habitat in the forests in the source of the City's municipal water supply. The project engages many stakeholders and uses an energetic, continuing community education approach.
Posted February 12, 2013
Late Sunday evening, August 5, 2012, a large storm cell moved across central Oregon, laying down over 3,300 lightning strikes. Seventeen fires were reported overnight and several more "sleeper fires" were discovered the next morning on August 6. "The flames were only about 6" tall when I arrived and my first thought was, 'the fire is doing just what we expected!'" says Cyrus referring to the area he previously treated specifically to reduce the rate of fire spread and increase the chance of suppression when a fire occurred.
Posted February 21, 2013
The Village of Ruidoso is located in Lincoln County in south central New Mexico. Located at 7,000 feet elevation in the Sacramento Mountains, Ruidoso is a typical mountain community in the west. Dense stands of Ponderosa pine and other mixed conifers intermix with this growing, tourism based community. The Lincoln National Forest and Mescalero Apache Reservation surround Ruidoso along with other Federal and State lands. Ruidoso has a permanent population of 8,500 with an additional 40% absentee landowners residing within an area encompassing more than 8,000 acres. In addition, Ruidoso has almost 800 acres of public land in the form of parks and green space. In 1998, Ruidoso began to formally address forest health and wildfire hazard reduction challenges.
Posted July 12, 2011
The view from the Los Alamos municipal airport during the fire, June 2011.
Historically, wildfires have been usually battled as threats to life, limb and property. Scientists and land managers now see them as a part of nature that can be postponed but not denied. This edition of “The Why Files” examines the ecology of fire in the forest. The feature is full of useful information for fire educators working in fire-adapted communities.