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Starved for Fire, Wisconsin’s Pine Barrens Disappear

A century spent treating wildfires as emergencies to be stamped out may have cost Central Wisconsin a natural setting that was common and thriving before the state was settled.

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Wildfire Expert Available to Comment on Earth Hour, Carbon Emissions

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Forest Managers Hindered in Efforts to Use Prescribed Burns to Control Costly Wildfires

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Land managers use prescribed burns to help prevent wildfires and protect the ecosystem. They prefer to burn every few years, but costs, liability and proximity to development prevent them from performing the prescriptive burns.

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Wildfires that Could Impact Human Communities in Eastern Colorado Rockies Most Likely to Start on Private Lands, Experts Say

Scientists find that on the front range of the Colorado Rockies the highest fire risk factors are from privately owned lands and threaten other privately held land and property.

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Can Biomass Harvesting Reduce the Risk of Wildfires: HSU Forestry Expert Can Comment

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Wildfire Expert Available to Comment on California, Oregon, Washington Blazes

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Wildland Fire Modeling Can Lead to Better Predictions

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If we can better understand scientifically how wildland fires behave, we’ll have a better chance to accurately predict their evolution.

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Wildfires Expected to Cost More Than $1 Billion to Extinguish

Kansas Forest Service fire training specialist explains why fires are more difficult and costly to extinguish.

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More, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western U.S.

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Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades, according to new research.

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Scientists Nearing Forecasts of Long-Lived Wildfires

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Scientists have developed a new computer modeling technique that offers the promise, for the first time, of producing continually updated daylong predictions of wildfire growth throughout the lifetime of long-lived blazes. The technique, developed by a research team led by NCAR, combines detailed computer simulations with newly available satellite observations.