|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:
- This year could set a record for the number of acres burned.
- Alaska has become an indicator of the impact of climate change on wildfires.
- The U.S. Forest Service is hamstrung by increasing fire suppression costs.
- Ranchers are feeling the hurt after fires destroy rangelands in the Northwest.
- 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.