This is a digest of selected news and media that emerged over the last week related to wildfire emergencies, recovery efforts, and resilience building efforts in the American West.
Recent and Active Fires
From NBC Bay Area by Joe Rosato August 17, 2021
On the ground in Greenville, After the Fire’s Jennifer Gray Thompson meets with Dixie Fire survivors and offers them a listening ear and support to navigate through the recovery
Bloomberg August 16, 20121 (see Video Feature)
“Its not a wildfire season, it’s a wildfire year” worldwide, including a 151% increase in California Fires this year, and severe wildfires in Canada, Europe and Siberia. Smoke drift is impacting the eastern US. and has impacting economic health of these regions and the industries that depend on them.
From The Guardian by Gabrielle Canon, August 18, 2021
A close look at Quincy, a small mountain town providing shelter and safety for those who lost everything in the Dixie Fire.
From KTVU Post by Deborah Villalon and Christien Kafton, August 20, 2021
First assessment of the damage caused by the Cache Fire in Clearlake.
From the Associated Press, August 24, 2021
Caldor Fire, Dixie Fire and more, mostly in Northern Calfornia, continue to task 13,500 firefighting personnel on the front lines.
From Plumas News, by Meg Upton, August 24, 2021
First person reflection on the enormous loss and a glimpse on the personal grief and sadness of losing not just a home, but a town.
From ABC10 News, August 23, 2021
Update on the spread of the Caldor Fire, and the new home losses in Grizzly Flats.
Before the Fire: Reducing Risk, Building Resilience
from NPR, by Kurt Siegler, August 23, 2021
Decimated by the deadly Camp Fire in 2018, Paradise, Calif., is now moving to acquire some high-risk properties and turn them into managed park land to buffer against future wildfires.
from the Associated Press by Matthew Daily, August 19, 2021
Population growth, climate change and water scarcity-not sure but might fit in the before the fire section
Communities Navigating Recovery: Stories of Resilience and Hope
Coffey Strong, the neighborhood nonprofit that helped its neighborhood recover and rebuild after the Tubbs Fire, is disbanding its non-profit status as of October 1.