Throughout the US, more than 8 million students in grades 6-12 live in a community with wildfire risks. The National Fire Protection Association’s new campaign,”Take Action – Teens for Wildfire Safe Communities” is promoting the many actions young people can take to make their communities safer. The program provides resources and projects that benefit young..
Lodgepole Complex Fire from atop his farm equipment. Photo: Dean Rogge. While wildfires continue to take their toll across the West, there are some great examples surfacing of public-private cooperative efforts that tell the story of landscape-level recovery efforts. The Lodgepole Complex in Montana claimed 270,723 acres this summer along with 16 homes, numerous outbuildings and..
Click here to catch the vid. Smoke is a big deal right now in many places across the west. In Oregon, Deschutes County Health Services and the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office are distributing N95 particulate masks to local fire departments to share with people who need to be outside for short periods of time. The..
Garden Creek area on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. The area has been burned on purpose multiple times. Photo: Katy Spence. Western Montana tribes are working to put more fire on the ground, just as their ancestors did for thousands of years. These tribal managers are integrating historic tribal knowledge with modern practices. Katy Spence..
Photo: norcalrxfirecouncil.org In July, Assembly Bill No. 1712 passed in the California Legislature expanding the public purpose of prescribed fire on private lands in California. Existing California law provides that cooperation by the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection with a person desiring to use prescribed fire for converting brush-covered lands into forage lands and..