Land Management

A Better Way to Think about Wildfires

September 8, 2021 US Forest Service

It is easy to assume that our main goal is to stop and prevent all fires, but that isn't always the case. Sometimes, it is best not to stop the fire, but instead to work with the fire to keep our forests healthy and balanced.

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Land Management

Wildfire Recovery

August 31, 2021 Hall and Hall

Wildfires can cause complex problems, from severe loss of vegetation and soil erosion, to a decrease in water quality and possible flash flooding. Post-fire recovery is facilitated through a program called Burned Area Emergency Response, or BAER. BAER addresses post-fire emergency stabilization and other post-wildfire problems in order to protect public safety and prevent further degradation of the landscape and to mitigate post-fire damages to cultural resources.

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Land Management

Wildfires Know No Boundaries

August 18, 2021 Hall and Hall

As the scale, frequency, and intensity of wildfires increase throughout the western United States, forest managers have been emphasizing the need to reduce hazardous fuels on forest land and restore fire-adapted ecosystems.

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