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 Vox | September 22, 2021
A historical walk through a century of fire suppression. Decades of stopping forest fires have made them worse. Can we undo the damage?
Rainfall may be welcome after a long wildfire season, but rainfall in fire affected areas can cause flooding and debris flow. Be careful and take precautions if you live in areas that could possibly be affected. #WildfireSafety #FireYear2021 pic.twitter.com/dRAqI7pCxD— National Interagency Fire Center (@NIFC_Fire) October 24, 2021
Keeping the State Seed Bank at the L.A. Moran Reforestation Center stocked with viable seed for reforestation needs is a multi-step process. Cones brought in from the field are air dried to help them open enough that their seeds can be extracted through the tumbling process. pic.twitter.com/MNoLlumAD1— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) October 22, 2021