Prescribed burning near Lake Tahoe, California. Photo courtesy of Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership.
The Lake Tahoe basin is a prime example of a landscape in which high-value ecological and social outcomes hang in the balance as climate changes over the next century.
The 2021 Lick Fire burns at night in the Umatilla National Forest, Oregon. USDA Forest Service photo by Brendan O’Reilly.
Hot, dry air conditions fuel more intense wildfires, while cool, moist air conditions can make fires easier to manage.
Xavier Lee, an intern with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, measures the diameter of a tree burned in the 2020 Archie Creek Fire, Oregon. USDA Forest Service photo by Morris Johnson.
Large, stand-replacing wildfires are expected to become increasingly common due to climate change, but there are limited scientific data available to help managers evaluate options for forest manag
A burned stand of trees on the Willamette National Forest. Oregon. USDA Forest Service photo by Vicente Monleon.
As the frequency and size of wildfires increase, accurate assessment of burn severity is essential to understanding fire effects and evaluating those effects on postfire vegetation.
The 2017 Thomas Fire in southern California spread quickly, driven by 80-mph Santa Ana winds. U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.
The Santa Ana winds are notorious in southern California for their role in spreading large wildfires during the fall and winter seasons.
A public meeting hosted by the Coconino National Forest. USDA Forest Service photo.
Mark Adams, a geographer and research fellow through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, and Susan Charnley, a research social scientist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station,
A dense stand of Douglas-fir in Oregon. USDA Forest Service photo by Marin Palmer.
Forest managers face the challenge of integrating fuels management with other management objectives across land ownerships.
Jeffrey pine. USDI Bureau of Land Management photo.
Just as a high or low temperature alerts a doctor to illness in a patient, scientists have developed a method for taking a tree’s temperature to determine drought stress before the tree is showing
A meadow of wildflowers in the Los Padres National Forest, California, provides scenic views and habitat, among other ecosystem services. Photo by USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region.
After wildfires, resource managers on national forests often prepare natural resource damage assessments that quantify the impacts of the wildfire on natural resources and the ecosystem services th
Sagebrush in western Wyoming. USDA Forest Service photo by Mary Rowland.
Sagebrush ecosystems in the western United States support hundreds of wildlife species, including the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), which is a species of conservation co