Susan J. Prichard receives funding from the Joint Fire Science Program, California Department of Forestry and US Forest Service.
Keala Hagmann has received funding from US Forest Service, California Department of Forestry, and Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
Paul Hessburg receives funding from the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Station to conduct basic and applied research. Dr. Hessburg is also Affiliate Professor of Landscape and Fire Ecology at the University of Washington, Oregon State University, and the University of British Columbia-Vancouver.
After so many smoke-filled summers and record-setting burns, residents of Western North America are no strangers to wildfires. Still, many questions are circulating about why forest fires are becoming larger and more severe – and what can be done about it.
Is climate change fueling these fires? Does the long history of fighting every fire play a role? Should we leave more fires to burn? What can be done about Western forests’ vulnerability to wildfires and climate change?