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 Denver Channel, by Blair Miller | June 3, 2022
The 2020 East Troublesome Fire has been revealed to be human-caused. Now exactly who started it and how remains under investigation
From Palo Alto Online, by Eli Walsh / Bay City News Foundation | June 2, 2022
State and federal officials report that state firefighters have already responded to nearly 2,300 wildfires so far in 2022, burning nearly 11,000 acres, but prevention and preparedness efforts are being put into place
From myMotherLode.com, by Tracey Petersen | June 4, 2022
Mother Lode counties will share nearly $8 million in CAL Fire grants with wildfire-threatened communities to increase the protection of people, structures, and communities.
From NBC Bay Area, by Stephanie Magallon | June 1, 2022
State senator Alex Padilla and several state agencies met to discuss how to streamline fire fights so that local agencies and officials can respond, and help communities recover from wildfire emergencies.
From Firehouse, by Darrell Smith | June 4, 2022
El Dorado County will received $3.3 million from the $118 million Cal Fire grant to remove vegetation and create fire breaks to reduce wildfire threats.
From The Press Democrat, by Alana Minkler | June 2, 2022
Santa Rosa Junior College’s Fire Technology Program provides hands-on experience for firefighters for fires both small and large.
From CNBC, by Diana Olick | May 16, 2022
With wildfire threat increasing, First Street Foundation is mapping the threat with house-by-house specificity, using everything from property tax data to satellite imagery to assign a wildfire risk score that factors in construction type, roof type, weather and exposure to natural fuels
From ABC News, by Morgan Lee | May 13, 2022
Research and partnerships through Los Alamos National Laboratory could yield reliable predictions that shape the way national forests are thinned or selectively burned to ward off disastrous wildfires
From, UCI News | June 6, 2022
University of California, Irvine reported recently that human-caused wildfires in California are more ferocious than blazes sparked by lightning, a discovery made possible by advances in fire modeling for improved tracking algorithms
From KATU, by Megan Allison | June 4, 2022
The Santiam Canyon town of Detroit opened its community center on Saturday. The project started about two years ago, right after the devastating 2020 Labor Day wildfires.