Oregon Governor Kate Brown. Photo: Western Governors Association Governors from around the West met yesterday in Bend, OR to discuss Western Governors Association’s (WGA) National Forest and Rangeland Management Initiative. “Federal public lands account for 60 percent of the total forest lands in Oregon, and we foster strong partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service,..
These homes rebuilt after the 2012 Taylor Bridge Fire and survived the 2016 Highway 10 Fire. Photo: Kittitas County Fire & Rescue #7 In August 2012, the Taylor Bridge Fire along Highway 10 near Cle Elum, Washington burned 23,500 acres, destroying 61 homes and multiple outbuildings. The fire was driven by gusty winds and fueled..
Pile burning is one of the activities that participating entities can do to”pay” their commitment value, as outlined in the new policy. Photo: John Schmidt, State of Utah, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands Across the country, policy makers and practitioners are discussing a critical solution to the wildland-urban interface problem: a paradigm shift..
In the December issue of Wildfire Magazine, Tom Zimmerman, President of the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF), looks towards a worrisome future where fire intensity and severity will continue to increase, vegetation and fuel complexes will continue to change, and climate change will magnify these issues and bring additional concerns. In addition, population growth and..
The 400,000 acre Anderson Creek Fire in Oklahoma and Kansas. March 2016. Photo: Kansas Forest Service. The Anderson Creek Fire burned almost 400,000 acres in Oklahoma and Kansas last March and now has the dubious distinction of being the largest grass fire in Kansas history. The fire consumed over 620 square miles of prairie and..