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A Conversation About Fire and Water

by Stephanie Worley Firley

For hydrologist Dennis Hallema, a recent conference presentation in Kelowna, British Columbia, turned into an opportunity to speak about an urgent research issue in front of an even larger audience. Following his talk at the 4th International Conference on Forests

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Posted in Fire, Forest Watersheds, Threats

Tribal Fire Prevention Programs Work

by Zoё Hoyle, SRS Science Delivery

Humans – either intentionally or accidentally — cause more than 55 percent of wildfires on lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service and Department of Interior. Federal agencies try to prevent wildfire and reduce the high costs associated with it

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Posted in Economics & Policy, Fire

Is Your Home at Risk from Wildfire?

Though fire plays an important part in the forest ecosystems of the South, wildfire presents a grave risk to homes built in or near natural areas. The good news is that all home are not equally at risk, and steps can be taken to reduce

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Posted in Fire, Threats
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