Oregon Explorer. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry The Oregon Department of Forestry recently released the Advanced Oregon Wildfire Risk Explorer, a new tool that allows residents to track current wildfire risk to their exact location anywhere in the state. The tool uses a variety of data including historical wildfire data, local vegetation and weather. It..
Tubbs Fire aftermath. Photo: San Francisco Chronicle To “live with wildland fire” is at the core of the Cohesive Strategy vision. But to understand what that truly means for us in the West’s fire prone environments, we must understand the full impacts and costs of wildland fire. State and federal agencies routinely capture costs and impacts..
Second pic: Joe Stutler moderating a panel of State Foresters – Dave Celino, Massachusetts; Darryl Jones, South Carolina, Peter Daugherty, Oregon; Jeff Whitney, Arizona. Third row: George Geissler relating the national Cohesive Strategy focus from the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC). John Ruhs, NIFC Fire Direction for the BLM. Fourth row: the three regional coordinators..
From top left: Field tour to local children’s camp where prescribed fire used immediately adjacent to buildings to reduce risk. 2nd row: subdivision visit to see impacts from 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire and community investment since then; Western Governors Association update at WFLC meeting. 3rd row: visit to Colorado Springs Fire Department to learn about local recovery programs; the..