Contract fire crews and equipment. Photo: Washington DNR. “It’s not a question of whether we’ll have fires on these lands, but rather the degree to which we can reduce the damage they cause,” said Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Prescribed Fire Manager Matt Eberlein. Washington State has suffered extreme fire seasons in the last..
Salmon River, Idaho. Photo: WallDevil David Groeschl is the State Forester for the State of Idaho and in a recent interview with Evergreen Magazine, he discusses how state and federal partners are utilizing the Good Neighbor Authority under the 2014 Farm Bill to implement high priority forest restoration projects on National Forests in Idaho. Groeschl..
Ranchers leading a prescribed burn in Nebraska. Photo: Lenya Quinn-Davidson. In America’s heartland, prescribed fire is a long held tradition among ranchers and other landowners. The Fire Learning Network’s Lenya Quinn-Davidson recently visited Nebraska as part of a prescribed fire learning exchange. She writes in her recent blog post that the Great Plains experiences similar issues..
Always in search of creative ideas to help engage our communities in becoming more fire adapted, the folks in Central Oregon have come together to create Make A Plan Mondays – a six week installment series hosted by Deschutes County’s Project Wildfire to highlight what citizens should do to prepare for evacuation. With support from the Fire..
Fuels reduction workday in action in Hawaii. Photo: HWMO We’ve highlighted the wildfire challenges in Hawaii before. Yep, Hawaii. The size and frequency of wildfires on the islands that make up the state of Hawaii have grown significantly in recent decades. Wildfires often burn a similar percentage of lands in Hawaii as they do in..