US Wildfires

A fire whirl seen on the Pine Gulch Fire in Colorado. Photo by Kyle Miller, Bureau of Land Management.

Wildfire Resilience Funding, Native Seed Supply from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

Athens, Georgia — Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Joan Mooney was in Georgia today to highlight how President Biden’s Investing in America agenda is supporting wildland fire management. During a visit to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia, Principal Deputy Assistant … [continued]

$3 Million in “Quick Release” Emergency Relief Funding for Traffic Management & Repairs to Infrastructure…

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced the immediate availability of $3 million in “quick release” (QR) Emergency Relief (ER) funds, the current total QR requested by the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), to offset costs associated with traffic management services and repairs to … [continued]

Lightning started the Cougar Creek Fire in Washington and it grew to be over 41,000 acres a month after it started. Photo by Bureau of Land Management.

Ask A Scientist: Calling Out The Companies Responsible For Western Wildfires

Not only is the fire season longer, wildfires are burning larger areas more severely and at higher elevations. The average acreage that has burned every year since 2000—7 million—is more than double the annual average of 3.3 million acres in the 1990s,

First Street Foundation Wildfire Model: Highlights From “Fueling the Flames”

Brooklyn (NY) — First Street Foundation today released the First Street Foundation Wildfire Model, the only nationwide, probabilistic, climate adjusted, peer reviewed, property specific wildfire risk model for properties in the contiguous United States. Detailed in the 5th National Risk Assessment: Fueling the Flames, the model provides a first of its kind analysis … [continued]