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  1. 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

  2. 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

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

    BY: Emily Jane 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

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

    BY: Allison Jolley

    I recently attended “Living with Wildfire on California’s Coast” symposium, hosted by the California Fire Science Consortium. Meeting fellow practitioners, learning… Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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