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.
From The New York Times, by Henry Fountain | January 5, 2022
When the Bootleg fire tore through a nature reserve in Oregon this summer, the destruction varied in different areas. Researchers say forest management methods, including controlled burns, were a big factor.
From Sedona.Biz | January 8, 2022
Big Park Regional Coordinating Council has submitted a letter to the U.S. Forest Service in opposition to a proposed, above-ground Arizona Public Service Powerline Project that would run across Coconino National Forest and require a special use permit from the Forest Service
From Los Angeles Times, by Alex Wigglesworth | January 10, 2022
After plans for luxury resort fail to account for wildfire evacuation plans, judge orders a stop to the project
From Market Place, by Lily Jamali | January 6, 2022
Amidst some of California's most deadly wildfires, there is a push for power companies in the state to take inventory of their oldest infrastructure
From SF Gate, by Amy Graff | January 7, 2022
Because of failure to consider wildfire evacuation strategies, judge halts development of massive ultra-luxury resort in Northern California
From The Mercury News, by Associated Press | January 10, 2022
A dog separated from owner in last summer's wildfire evacuations in Northern California mountains is found in deep snow last month, leading to intense rescue operation
From U.S. News, by Associated Press | January 7, 2022
In Colorado and other states hit by natural disasters this year, the pandemic has injected extra uncertainty and created more obstacles for families trying to rebuild.
From Clean Technica, by Johnna Crider | January 9, 2022
Though planting trees is a necessity for removing carbon from the atmosphere, a new study has found that the first priority is protecting ecosystems by reducing emission and carbon removal from the atmosphere
From The New York Times, by Elizabeth Weil | January 3, 2022
The honeymoon’s over for its residents now that wildfires are almost constant. Has living in this natural wonderland lost its magic?
From KKTV, by Associated Press | January 7, 2022
President Biden and his wife comfort Coloradans struggling with rebuilding homes and businesses destroyed by last week's winter fire that burned through a pair of heavily populated suburbs between Denver and Boulder.
From KUNC, by Scott Franz | January 7, 2022
Though survivors of the Colorado fire struggle with their painful loss, residents come together in support of one another to make the rebuilding process easier
From The Guardian, by Dani Anguiano | January 5, 2022
Four months after the Dixie fire wiped away more than a century of history in a town of 1,100 in just half an hour, the majority of residents are still displaced
From Reuters | January 6, 2022
A tree coming in contact with cables operated by Pacific Gas and Electric power utility has been found to have sparked California's second largest ever wildfire
From Public Radio East | January 5, 2022
Discussion with mayor of Superior, Colorado, Clint Folsom, about recovery efforts in hardest hit town after Marshall Fire
From Daily Camera, by Deryn Davidson and Sharon Bokan | January 4, 2022
Wildfire and fire recovery resources made available to victims of the Marshall Fire
From capradio, by Tiffany Lew and Mike Hagerty | January 9, 2022
District attorney of Butte County, Michael Ramsey discusses filing charges in regards to fire after prosecuting PG&E for the 2018 Camp Fire
From Eos, by Andrew Chapman | January 5, 2022
California plans to use forest thinning to reduce wildfire risk. New research suggests the state could also see a climate benefit by repurposing waste wood produced by thinning.
From KQED, by Danielle Venton | January 7, 2022
Through multiple hidden cameras set up along Northern California forests, researchers find that areas where fire has been less severe have begun to increase in biodiversity
From The Guradian, by Nina Lakhani | January 7, 2022
Build Back Better bill hangs in balance as Biden takes his sixth tour of a climate disaster since taking office
From The Sacramento Bee, by Sophia Bollag | January 9, 2022
On Monday, Gov. Newsom will propose spending billions of additional dollars on drought response, wildfire suppression and rural workforce development programs