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 Santa Fe New Mexican, by Robert Nott | May 17, 2022
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire, the biggest in New Mexico history, could be responsible for the loss of between 1,000 to 1,500 homes and structures and displacing as many as 10,000 people.
From The Guardian, by Annette McGivney | May 18, 2022
The largest wildfire in state history has torn through centuries-old rural communities, displacing thousands
From KCRA News, by Melanie Wingo | May 20, 2022
Resident of Camino-area describes how he and his neighbors are preparing for this wildfire season through creating defensible space
From Fox26, by Jenna King | May 19, 2022
Ahead of wildfire season, emergency managers in Jackson County, OR are testing the local notification system Thursday, to keep southern Oregon residents safe
From The Malibu Times, by Samantha Bravo | May 22, 2022
Malibu takes several public safety measures, including traffic enforcement and parking regulations, reminding residents of the approaching wildfire season
From KCRA, by KCRA Staff | May 20, 2022
There are things you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during wildfire season. This guide provides links to wildfire coverage with information on what to know before and during a fire
From KGW8, by Joe Raineri | May 17, 2022
To prepare for what's expected to be a busy season, hundreds of firefighters have spent the last couple weeks in training.
From Nevada Today, by Claudene Wharton | May 23, 2022
To help Nevadans prepare for wildfire and evacuations, University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Living With Fire Program and numerous partners are offering two “Preparing for Wildfire and Evacuation” sessions
From CBS Denver, by Shaun Boyd | May 20, 2022
Restoration companies are placing liens on some of the homes damaged but not destroyed in the Marshall Fire.
From The Guardian, by Dani Anguiano | May 22, 2022
When the Camp fire raged through the Sierra Nevada foothills, it turned an existing housing crisis into a growing emergency
From KDRV, by Makenna Marks | May 19, 2022
Oregon Housing and Community Services held a meeting at the Talent Community Center on Thursday to hear from the public about federal housing aid for 2020 wildfire survivors.
From Santa Fe New Mexican, by Gwen Albers | May 22, 2022
After being ordered to evacuate from the Hermits Peak/Calf Canyon Fire, volunteer firefighters elected to stay behind and help by driving around the community and spraying water on structures
From KRCR, by Mason Carroll | May 18, 2022
Residents of Greenville recount the evacuation period during the Dixie Fire, looking back at how different their community looks today
Governor Meets With Federal Official On Wildfire And Disaster In Washington, DC; Small Private Wedding Set For Saturday
From Los Alamos Reporter | May 20, 2022
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday met with federal lands and emergency response officials in Washington, D.C. to discuss national forest management in New Mexico and advocate for additional federal assistance as multiple wildfires continue to burn across the state
Statement of Forest Service Chief Randy Moore Announcing Pause of Prescribed Fire Operations on National Forest System Lands
From USDA | May 20, 2022
Forest Service Chief Randy Moore announces pause on prescribed fire operations on National Forest System lands while they review protocols