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Wildfire in the News

Date: October 7, 2019
Presenter(s): Northwest Fire Science Consortium

When wildfires happen, the news media plays an important role in covering events, providing information, and influencing public understanding. In this video, two scientists discuss recent research on how wildfire is covered in the news, and how this can sometimes be at odds with both local community impacts and the ecological role that wildfire plays, historically occurring in regular intervals across much of the U.S. West.

Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Video
NRFSN number: 20505
FRAMES RCS number: 58789
Record updated: Dec 18, 2019