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.
Images of the KNP Complex Fire and a map of the fire zone.
From Wildfire Today, By Bill Gabbert | October 4, 2021
From Weather Live via Twitter | Oct 1, 2021
From Plumas News by Meg Upton \ September 28, 2021
Greenville is showing tangible signs of hope and recovery this week nearly two months after the fire, from painted murals around town, community projects, first day back to school for Greenville Elementary, re-openings of Ebergreen market and the Indian Valley United community gathering.
From NOVA by Alissa Greenberg \ October 4, 2021
With cremation on the rise, more Americans are keeping cremains of loved ones in their homes. As larger and fiercer wildfires destroy communities in the West, archaeologists are teaming up with scent detection dogs to find ashes among the ashes.
'Your Responsibility, Your Duty': Board Makes Convenant Tweaks; Homeowners Realty Experts Still Concerned
From Lookout Santa Cruz, by Grace Stetson \ September 28, 2021
Homeowners and real estate workers fight for revisions on a covenant that would negatively affect financing and insurance for Santa Cruz homeowners who lost homes in the CZU fire due to location in geohazard zone.
News Video from KPIX 5 News by Devin Fehely | September 28, 2021
From Press Banner, by Drew Penner | Sept. 30, 2021
Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors agree to revise geological evaluation directive that would have possibly affected property values in Santa Cruz communities.
From CBS News by Bill Whitaker | September 26, 2021
After two of the biggest wildfires in state history and short-staffed and overworked firefighters, fire chiefs in Southern California will use a fleet of high-tech helicopters to fight fires 24/7.
From New York Times by Debra Kamin | September 29, 2021
Non-proft organization New Story, in partnership with other organizations, sets out to build entire communities of homes constructed through 3-D printed construction that will make building homes faster and easier for small properties. And other projects like this are emerging in other locations.
From Tech Crunch by Elijah Priwer and Rita Rosiek | October 3, 2021
How PG&E's bankruptcy plans include an Enhanced Vegetation Management Program to account for the potential risk of dangerous trees could be enhanced by satellite technology.
From Santa Cruz Local by Stephen Baxter | September 28, 2021
New debris-flow modeling maps will serve as information for geotechnical engineers to evaluate possible hazards regarding watersheds, topography, and color coded debris-flow paths so that foundations can be designed accordingly.
OPINION From WyoFile, by Dennis Knight | October 5, 2021
Forestry professor seeks to provide context for the debate over federal logging policy and timber industry in the era of climate change and wildfire.
'Dangerous Air' investigation prompts lawmakers to call for new worker protections, fire prevention investments
State and federal lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation and hold a hearing in response to air quality dangers resulting from wildfires.
Mike Thompson's funding bill passes the House Agriculture Committee, a bill which will reactivate WHIP+ program to aid agricultural producers whose crops have been damaged by wildfires.
Press release from the Office of Jeff Merkley, US Senator of Oregon, announces passage of key legislation to fund federal government until December to respond to natural disasters, including wildfire, drought, and outlines specific funding for recovery efforts in Oregon.