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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Science Tuesday: Why Homes Burn (and Why I’m Reminding You)

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I was nine years old when my dad’s family home burned in the Oakland Hills Fire. As a country kid from one of the most fire-prone counties in northern California, I was no… Read More

  8. Science Tuesday: Fire Fungus

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    All of my friends know that I’m a bit of a holiday scrooge. Holidays involve all kinds of societal traditions that put me on edge, like setting off explosives, dressing up… Read More

  9. Science Tuesday: Going Nuclear

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    On Labor Day weekend, my friends and I canceled a vacation rental on the Trinity River because of the heat and smoke. It was predicted to be 112 degrees inland that weekend,… Read More

  10. Science Tuesday: Frost on Fire

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Climate change can sometimes feel like an abstraction, especially in places with moderate weather, like where I live on the northern California coast. Even during periods of… Read More