In partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Low-intensity fire can help reduce wildfire risk but not without challenges for an Oregon town.
Breathing Fire: The threat of a destructive wildfire in South Jersey is growing.Is enough being done to prepare?
In partnership with the Newark Star-Ledger/NJ.com. Across New Jersey, some land managers have long used prescribed burns as an important tool for their work.
As the number of large wildfires increases with climate change, so does the number of acres burned.
Hotter years have brought higher numbers of large western wildfires.
Breathing Fire: Fighting fire with fire: Should California burn its forests to protect against catastrophe?
In California, the debate over prescribed burns is complicated by a deadly history with wildfires that have grown quickly out of control.
Breathing Fire: ‘If we don’t burn it, nature will’: Georgia blazes old fears, leads nation in prescribed fire
In the face of more intense and frequent wildfires, federal land managers consider adopting burning practices the Southeast has been successfully using for decades.
Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.