Stories of Fire was created for media covering wildfires and related topics in Oregon with a broad goal to increase mutual learning between Oregon journalists and fire scientists to improve science-based coverage of wildfire events and issues.
Prescribed fire focuses on addressing the overabundance of fuels on the ground. Fuels can include grass, leaf litter, sticks, shrubs and trees. Along with weather and topography, fuel is one of the key factors ...
Prescribed burning is the practice of intentional burning to obtain specific results. People practice prescribed fire to improve habitat, improve the health of forests and rangelands, and to reduce wildfire risk. ...
Fire alters landscapes, plant communities, animal habitat, and even water and soil. Fire can sometimes be a force for good, boosting species diversity and ecological resilience. Examine how fire suppression and climate change are altering the ecological effects of fire.
Prescribed burning practitioners follow a detailed burn plan that spells out objectives and ways to achieve them safety. Burn plans cover equipment, site preparation, smoke management, contingencies, communication and cleanup.
John Rizza, Christopher Adlam, Dan Leavell, Jacob Putney, Carrie Berger |
Feb 2022 |
Extension Catalog publicationPeer reviewed (Orange level)
Oregon State University’s Forestry & Natural Resources Extension along with state and local agencies and community partners, want to help Oregonians prepare for the reality of wildfire and have created a resources packet that will help get you Fire Aware. Fire Prepared.