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Prescribed Fire

The wildfire crisis in the West represents one of the most significant issues that the Forest Service must address. Climate change frequently gets a large share of the blame, as does the Forest ServiceMore

Ground Truth: In Depth

Beavers Can Spearhead Climate Action

September 12, 2022 — A recent report by Emily Fairfax and Chris Jordan finds that “biological components,” beaver in particular, are critical to restoring “the full process-based functionality of connected floodplain systems.” The authors note that rivers andMore

Victory: Post-fire Forests Reopening in Oregon

August 27, 2022 — During the 2020 and 2021 fires in Oregon national forests, the Forest Service issued closure orders in the affected areas. But once the fires were extinguished, closure orders were extended, ostensibly to protect theMore

Fuel Treatments Provided Minimal Benefit in Oregon Fires

August 19, 2022 — A recent report on the 2020 Oregon wildfires finds “little evidence to support the use of fuel treatments to mitigate fire severity under extreme fire-weather conditions.” Published in Ecosphere by researchers with the ForestMore

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