2022 fire season: a break from fire & smoke, but not from risk
Even after a mild 2022 fire season, fire specialists and resource managers still see a concerning trend toward larger and more destructive fires.
Signs of a new tree mortality event showing up in the Sierra Nevada
After a third consecutive dry year, dead and dying fir trees are increasing across high-elevation forests in northern and central California.
A Year After the Caldor Fire
A year after the Caldor Fire ignited near Lake Tahoe, some lessons are clear. What we do before wildfires ignite can make all the difference on the ground.
The life of a forest & wildfire resilience project
We open the hood on forest restoration & wildfire risk reduction projects, showing what it takes to get a project on the ground and to completion.
California’s 2021-22 snowpack – prelude to a drought
After the driest January & February in recorded history, April snow depths were 38% of average for the watersheds that supply much of California’s water.
2021: Another historic Sierra Nevada fire season
2021 broke last year’s record for acres burned in the Sierra Nevada. Recent megafires are so destructive they are unlike anything seen in the historical record.
Five wildfire recovery strategies for the Sierra Nevada
After facing record-breaking fire seasons, we’ve identified five strategies that respond to the region’s recovery needs and build resilience for the next fire.
Forest health project pipelines can deliver regional resilience
There has been a lot of emphasis lately in forest management on building ‘Project Pipelines’. But what does this mean and why is it important?