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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Three Game-Changing Approaches to Wildfire Response

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Whether you’re working at incident command in fire camp or at your desk planning a workshop, I want to draw your attention to three amazing blogs related to wildfire… Read More

  4. 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

  5. Co-Managing Wildfire: Conversations You Need to Have Right Now

    BY: Branda Nowell, Ph.D., Anne-Lise Velez, Ph.D. and Toddi Steelman, Ph.D.

    2017 saw numerous wildfires move cross across the American landscape, many traversing three or more jurisdictions. Co-management has been proposed as a guiding concept for… Read More

  6. Fire Adapted Communities on the Range: Why Rangeland Fire Protection Associations Matter

    BY: Emily Jane “EJ” Davis

    On a hot summer day, lightning splits the sky in southeastern Oregon. Smoke begins to rise. Before long, a wildfire takes off through the dry sagebrush and grass, driven by… Read More

  7. Can You Hear Me Now? Why We All Need a Refresher on “The Imagined Public”

    BY: Allison Jolley

    I just moved to Marin County, California, right at the base of Mount Tamalpais. If you know much about the San Francisco Bay Area and wildfire, you just shook your head.… Read More

  8. 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

  9. Science Thursday: Mysterious Mistletoe

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    To see dwarf mistletoe seeds is to experience them. These are not typical seeds that gently drop from a mature plant. Rather, they are explosive — forcibly ejected from… Read More

  10. Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate?

    BY: Sarah McCaffrey

    How you tell a story influences what conclusions people draw from it (think Aesop’s Fables). Over the past decade, the overarching American wildfire narrative has become… Read More