Multimedia Library - Wildfire Recovery
The impacts to forests from the 2020 Labor Day weekend windstorm and wildfires will continue for months and years. View photo albums on the Pacific Northwest Region - U.S. Forest Service Flickr account:
Learn more about wildfire impacts, danger/hazard tree removal, and post-fire recovery efforts through these educational infographics.
Willamette National Forest:
Mt. Hood National Forest:
Riverside Fire, Mt. Hood National Forest
In the early hours of September 8, 2020 a small fire was reported near Riverside Campground. Firefighters quickly responded and within hours started evacuating people from campsites and staff housing as the fire spread. Driven by high winds, crews reported extreme fire growth including torching, running, and spotting fire behavior as the fire moved 17 miles west along the Clackamas River drainage over the course of the day. Within about 30 hours of its discovery, the fire grew to over 112,000 acres.
View a story map about the Riverside Fire and post-fire recovery.
Beachie Creek Fire, Willamette National Forest
On Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 11:30 a.m., a Forest Service lookout on Coffin Mountain first spotted the Beachie Creek Fire in the rugged old growth forests of the Opal Creek Wilderness. The initial report put it about 2 miles south of Jawbone Flats, a historic mining outpost and the current site of the Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center. The fire was thought to be a holdover caused by a lightning strike from a storm several weeks earlier.
A “New Normal” for West-Side Fire in Oregon and Washington, Pacific Northwest Research Station
In this story map, learn more about the expected impacts of climate change on west-side forests in Oregon and Washington and how the West-Side Fire Research Initiative is working to provide needed information and tools to managers and decisionmakers.
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