Friday, November 6, 2015

Six Takeaways from the 2015 Fire Season

Rim Fire. Photo: Andy Alfaro

The National Fire Protection Association published "The Year in Wildfire" this week. It's a clear synopsis of what happened this year and some of the impacts we will see as a result.  They organized the article in Six Takeaways from the 2015 Fire Season:

  1. This year could set a record for the number of acres burned.
  2. Alaska has become an indicator of the impact of climate change on wildfires.
  3. ​The U.S. Forest Service is hamstrung by increasing fire suppression costs.
  4. California sees yet more record-setting wildfires.
  5. Ranchers are feeling the hurt after fires destroy rangelands in the Northwest.
  6. This year, it was fires in Washington State that generated some of the biggest headlines.

For the full publication and details under each takeaway, take a look

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