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 KQED, by Associated Press | May 1, 2022
Over 1,000 firefighters backed by bulldozers and aircraft battled the largest active wildfire in the U.S., after strong winds had pushed it across some containment lines and closer to a small city in northern New Mexico.
July and August wildfire danger predicted to be elevated in Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, and the Northwest
From Wildfire Today, by Bill Gabbert | May 1, 2022
Fire potential text and maps from NIFC represent cumulative forecasts of the ten Geographic Area Predictive Services Units and the National Predictive Services Unit
From Reuters, by Andrew Hay | May 1, 2022
Thousands of residents of northern New Mexico villages evacuated on Sunday as fierce winds drove the largest active U.S. wildfire towards their drought-parched mountain valley.
From KDVR, by Vicente Arenas | April 29, 2022
As Colorado deals with its latest round of gusting winds, firefighters say people here should prepare for an even tougher time with wildfires
From Kion 546, by Taryn Mitchell | May 2, 2022
Cal Fire and partnering agencies are spending May 1st through May 7th raising awareness for Wildfire Preparedness Week.
From keyt.com, by Jade Martinez-Pogue | April 29, 2022
Montecito residents can have their vents replaced with fire-resistant materials ahead of fire season as part of the Montecito Fire Protection District's 2022 Vent Retrofit Program.
From Sierra News Online, by SNO Staff | April 30, 2022
CAL FIRE and its partner agencies are spending the week raising awareness on what individuals and communities can do to help protect themselves against the threat of wildfires for California's Wildfire Preparedness Week
From Bloomberg | April 29, 2022
Ellen Jackowski, Chief Impact Officer & Head of Sustainable Impact, HP; Rita Hite, President & CEO, American Forest Foundation; and Tensie Whelan, Clinical Professor for Business and Society & Founder & Director, NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business, discuss the most effective strategies for saving the planet’s top natural carbon sink
From KCRA, by Lysée Mitri | April 28, 2022
Cal Fire crews went through annual certification exercises on Wednesday to make sure they are ready as California approaches peak fire season.
From Plumas News, by Meg Upton | April 15, 2022
Last weekend business leaders and influential community members choosing to remain in Indian Valley met with SEROPTA consulting team to speak about their vision for Indian Valley going forward.
From boulder beat, by Shay Castle | April 29, 2022
After a string of fire activity in Boulder County with more on the way, methods such as mitigation and warning systems are becoming well practiced and an essential part of the community
Cal OES Reports Over 90% of Debris Removed from Properties Affected by 2021 Statewide Wildfires - Survivors Participating in State Program Inch Closer to Getting Back on Property
From Sierra Sun Times | May 1, 2022
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has announced that it has cleared eligible debris from more than 90 percent of properties statewide, which marks another milestone in helping Californians rebuild and recover after record-breaking wildfires
From CBS SF Bay Area, by Wilson Walker | April 29, 2022
With insurance rates rising to costs many cannot afford to pay, the crisis becomes a focus issue for Marc Levine's campaign for Insurance Commissioner