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.
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.
This October, the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference (IWFC) focuses on “Fire of the Past, Fires in Future” and seeks to prevent disasters by sharing fire management models, science and practices.
An estimated 8.8 million U.S. students in grades six through 12 reside in wildland-urban interface areas. Cathy Prudhomme and Michele Steinberg with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) describe innovative efforts to reinforce the importance of wildfire awareness and preparedness with this under-connected audience of stakeholders. Scant attention has been given to U.S. students in […]
Amid the many talks at IAWFâ€™s Human Dimensions Conference this past March, one collaborative presentation examined the crucial role for collaboration amid countries with emerging fire regimes. Authors from the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States agreed: as changing fire regimes increase fire risk, thereâ€™s an urgency to tackle this vulnerability, via international collaboration and exchange.
Sharing the themes and strategies used globally to foster wildfire awareness and prevention.