The “Flagstaff Model” of restoration works well in some areas, but not in others such as chaparral shrublands. Photo: Stephen Pyne. Stephen Pyne, Regents Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, lends his thoughts and consideration to the theory that restoration of forests is the answer to out-of-whack wildlands with bigger,..
Governors from the Western U.S. met this week in Jackson, WY to set the path forward for the upcoming year. The Wildland Fire Management and Resilient Landscapes policy resolution is one of seven new resolutions that support and/or call for action to address a variety of natural resource issues including the FLAME Act and the..
The 30,357-acre Juniper Fire near Young, AZ. Photo: Payson Roundup We continue to monitor the outcomes of several fires around the west which teams are “managing” for a variety of benefits. As discussed in earlier blog posts, these include: firefighter safety, community protection and public safety, reduction of fuel loads, restoration of the landscape, reducing..
Juniper Fire, June 2016. Photo credit: AZCentral.com Where fire managers have the opportunity, unplanned ignitions can lead to overwhelming success towards resilient landscapes, fire adapted communities and a safer, more effective wildland fire response. We started this conversation earlier this week in a post about the Bert Fire. Fire managers on the Juniper Fire are communicating about..
Clockwise from top left: Chief Willy Watsabaugh, Jackson Hole Fire & EMS; Bill Crapser, Wyoming State Forester; Jim Matson, County Commissioner, Kane County, Utah; Mark Peck, County Commissioner, Lincoln County, Montana; Sue Stewart, Director of Fire & Aviation, US Forest Service Region 4. Photo: Kate Lighthall Not surprisingly, wildfire is a pretty persuasive magnet to..