Wildfire in the Western United States

Julia Holtzclaw:

Fire season in 2020 has resulted in another year of record setting megafires for the United State’s West Coast. Millions of acres have burned and lives have been lost. Six of the twenty largest wildfires in California history were part of the 2020 wildfire season – five of the new wildfires ranking in the top 10 were all a part of the August 2020 lightning fires.

As each successive fire season seems to be worse than the year before, what can be done to protect the people and the West’s vast land and resources? Read on to learn about how fire is a powerful land management tool to restore health and balance to wildlands as the climate continues to change.