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Part 1 in a series – What happens after the fire is out? Are burn scars rehabilitated and replanted? The answer may surprise you.
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After the Fire with closed caption: Please click here.


Part 2 in a series – Smoke; A serious byproduct of forest fires that burned almost 9 million acres in the west in 2017, choking communities, causing health issues for many people and forcing the cancellation of many activities. What, if anything, can be done to reduce the incidents of severe wildfires? Find out more in our latest video entitled “Smoke!”
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Part 3 in a series – Adding Fuel to the Fire; What, if anything, can be done to reduce the incidents of severe wildfires? Let us take a look a the fire triangle – Oxygen, Heat, and Fuel. Find out which one of these elements retains the ability to be controlled in this video. 
Part 3 in a series. 
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Part 4 in a series – Where does your water come from? Is it as simple and convenient as turning on a faucet? Find out more about the connection of the forest and the water we drink and use everyday in the our video titled Water.
Part 4 in a series. 
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Healing the Burn – A look at students working to see how a forest landscape changes after catastrophic wildfire.

Link Resources

Replanting after wildfire

America’s Forests with Chuck Leavell

The surprising history of wildfires in the West

What we don’t know about wildfire smoke is likely hurting us

Further links to other studies validating science that thinning & prescribed burning reduces fire severity

Thinning, prescribed burns protected forests during the massive Carlton Complex wildfire

Wilderness offers no protection for forests or climate: Guest Column

Analysis: In zeal to restrict logging, advocacy groups exploit dubious research
TreeSource.org

A hot topic among many groups right now; what are your thoughts regarding the issue?
“The controversy – and the paper itself – demonstrates a divide among the science, environmental advocacy and conservation communities on the appropriate path forward for public policy.”

Land use strategies to mitigate climate change in carbon dense temperate forests
PNAS.ORG
“Here, we examine the relative merits of afforestation, reforestation, management changes, and harvest residue bioenergy use in the Pacific Northwest.”

Portland State finds snowpack and forest fires are related

Researchers found that 11 percent of forests across the Western U.S. are seeing earlier snowmelt as a result of wildfires. “This fire effect on earlier snowmelt is widespread across the West and is persistent for at least a decade following fire.”

Rim Fire Tour Provided Striking View of California’s Wildfire Challenges

“These forests are severely departed from what they were historically,” Collins said, explaining the need for such fuel treatments. At the same time, he noted the increase in severe large wildfires. “We’re seeing fire severity at a scale we’ve never seen.”