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  1. How Do You Want Your Smoke? Why Oregon Is Exploring a New Smoke Management Plan

    BY: Ed Keith , Deschutes County

    In Oregon, prescribed fire smoke is regulated by the Oregon Smoke Management Plan, which is overseen by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the Department of… Read More

  2. Poison Oak, Poison Smoke?

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I came out of last week looking like someone who’d just been released from a hard labor camp. My hands were covered in blisters from digging soil pits for a research… Read More

  3. How Healthier Forests Can Mean Less Smoke: The Science, Tools and Strategies Related to Smoke Management in Fire-Adapted Forests

    BY: Dr. Leland Tarnay, USDA Forest Service Region 5 Remote Sensing Lab

    The Air Quality Problem With disconcerting regularity, smoke from large wildfires keeps saturating the skies of California (and other states) for days on end, over vast… Read More

  4. Don’t Reinvent the Prescribed Fire Wheel: Must-Have Liability, Timing and Outreach Resources

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Are you planning any controlled burns this fall? (Or winter? Or spring?) This blog offers a collection of resources… Read More

  5. Fire as Medicine: Fire Dependent Cultures and Re-Empowering American Indian Tribes

    BY: Frank Kanawha Lake, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station

    Across North America, many communities seek to live more safely with wildland fire; some call that working to become a fire adapted community. Many American Indian tribes were… Read More

  6. Is Investing in Defensible Space Worth It? Six Examples Point to Yes!

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Extreme fire behavior, like what we’ve seen in California this summer and last fall, demonstrates that there are no guarantees when it comes to preparing homes and families… Read More

  7. Science Thursday: An Argument for Heterogeneity, in the Kitchen Sink and in the Fields

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I have a confession to make: I am obsessed with stinky sponges. You know the type — the sponge that, despite looking new and clean, leaves your hands reeking for hours. You… Read More

  8. Timber Treatments Successfully Reduce Wildfire Risk in Utah

    BY: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands , John Schmidt

    Picture this: 2009, southwestern Utah. A busy interstate, with traffic coming from southern California, Canada and everywhere in between. An area that sees more than 20,000… Read More

  9. Evolving with Fire: Understanding Flammability and Rethinking Burn Windows [Science Thursday]

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    When was the last time you changed your mind about something important — something that you thought you knew? This question was posed at a conference I attended recently,… Read More