Air quality impacts of Northwest wildfires reach as far as New York

Forget apples, hipsters and microbrews — the Pacific Northwest may soon be known for supplying something else to the rest of the country: smoke from wildfires. By Anushuya Thapa InvestigateWest | | Jun 4, 2022 A new study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research concluded that the air quality of the Pacific Northwest […]

Photos and video from the Windy Fire in Sequoia National Forest

Giant Sequoia Fire

Numerous giant sequoias were killed in the fire Bill Gabbert | December 12, 2021 | giant sequoia, Windy Fire | In 2021 the Windy Fire burned more than 97,000 acres in the Sequoia National Forest and the Tule River Reservation in California. It killed numerous giant sequoia trees which can live for up to 3,000 years. Mike […]

Prescribed burns – reducing risks and keeping Georgia forests safe

State Rep. Jon Burns

State Rep. Jon Burns | The Augusta Chronicle | November 7th, 2021 Friends, Over the past several years, I am sure you have seen news of wildfires sweeping across the western part of the United States, especially California. What you probably haven’t seen is news stories covering Georgia wildfires. You haven’t seen news about Georgia […]

Healthy forests require prescribed burns and year-around management

Andrus Road Fire

By Kim Schrier, Special to The Times | Nov. 5, 2021 at 11:21 am | Updated Nov. 5, 2021 at 11:21 am With the West’s wildfire season coming to an end, now is the time to examine our forest management strategies and ways to improve them as we grapple with climate change. This year brought another catastrophic […]