Fire spreads in Placerita Canyon at the Sand Fire on July 24, 2016 in Santa Clarita, California. Photo: David McNew/Getty Images In California, Gov. Jerry Brown’s office recently held the first in what’s expected to be a series of private meetings with scientists, conservationists and fire professionals to discuss how to prevent massive blazes in the..
Sandy Hurlocker, Española District RangerSanta Fe National Forest More and more, the conversation is moving around how fire management agencies are “managing” fires versus suppressing them, when it’s the right decision to make for the landscape and natural resources, the communities, and for public and firefighter safety. This is a substantial paradigm shift in fire..
The Wildfire Solutions Summit was held in Bozeman, MT July 21-22, 2016. The event kicked off with a reception that featured “Entering Wildfire,” and immersive art experience from artists Ethan Turpin and Jonathan Harmon. The installation aims to confront audiences with the elemental beauty, transformative power and real world hazards of fire. Click above to..
Piling debris for biomass utilization in Arizona. Photo: www.prescottenews.com The Salt River Project is exploring the feasibility of using forest debris as a supplemental fuel at its Coronado Generating Station, a coal plant, in St. Johns, Arizona, to improve the health of Arizona’s forests and watersheds. Biomass will be only used on a very limited..
From Tragedy to Innovation – NASA Working with US Forest Service to Improve Fire Shelters with Space Age Technology
Using heat shield technology, NASA engineers are developing flexible thermal protection layers that can improve the convective ability of fire shelters. The Convective Heating Improvement for Emergency Fire Shelters (CHIEFS) project grew as a result of the deadly Yarnell Hill fire in 2013.The goal is to offer better protection by slowing the transfer of heat..