At the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference this past October, the talk focused on a year of devastating fires (even as Indonesia burned) and on local, regional and global actions for managing fire in the Pyrocene. Writer Lindon Pronto and a range of experts offer insights on how this key global conference helped to influence the Paris climate talks and may guide us into an era of integrated fire management.
With a fire-summer of extremes, we share this position statement developed and supported by a position statement that was one result of the Large Wildland Fires Conference. The statement was developed and supported by the Association for Fire Ecology , International Association of Wildland Fire, and The Nature Conservancy.
by David Calkin and Matt Thompson US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Human Dimensions Program. Missoula, MT. Risk management has evolved into one of the most discussed topics within wildfire organizations throughout the world. However, there remains considerable uncertainty around fundamental definitions and concepts of risk management and how it should be implemented at […]
A review of CoreLogic’s “Wildfire Hazard Risk Report, 2015
Residential Wildfire Exposure Estimates for the Western United States,” on risks and hazards in the WUI that predicts increasing loss of homes and structures in the interface. These were the losses witnessed this summer — and it may be going from bad to worse.
For the 2012 fire season, a USFS “Fire Ban” directive raised concerns that a return to a “suppression” only response to fire would undermine long-term fire management strategies and policies. Bob Mutch responds with a 40-year perspective and a call for communicating our fire expertise. – – – – “If Americans had a National Register […]