County commissioners participating in Learning Lab. Photo: Kate Lighthall. The Western Interstate Region (WIR) of the National Association of Counties (NACo) held their annual meeting and workshops in Sunriver, OR last week. This provided a great opportunity for Cohesive Strategy’s Western Region to host a Learning Lab demonstration around the engagement and collaboration between a..
Winning artwork by Layla Norrie, ages 3-7 age group. Photo: South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire. Each year, budding artists in South Dakota submit their interpretations of a wildfire awareness theme. This year, South Dakota Wildfire Awareness Month’s Coloring Contest winners are Layla Norrie and Paden Belkham. Both were awarded a plush Smokey Bear toy..
A member of a fire crew holds a quadcopter drone deployed near a recent wildfire. Photo: National Park Service. To combat the destruction of wildland fires, rangers at Grand Canyon National Park are using unmanned air systems, or drones, to help firefighters safely scout fires. The drones can be used to scout locations for fire lines..
One of many Klamath River Prescribed Burn Training events. Photo: Will Harling. The Karuk have an innate relationship with fire. Tribal members maintain that the age-old practice of prescribed burning holds the answer to climate adaptation planning in the Klamath River range. Recently, the Karuk’s story about utilizing fire as a cultural resource and its..
Fred Roach’s house left standing following a devastating fire in the Kern River Valley, CA. Photo: CSB News Did you miss last night’s episode of 60 Minutes? Featuring Robert Bonnie, former Undersecretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and Environment, and Jack Cohen, retired researcher for the US Forest Service, the episode revolved around the conundrum..