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Wilder than wild: Fire, forests, and the future

Date: March 1, 2021

WILDER THAN WILD: Fire, Forests and the Future reveals how fuel build-up and climate change have made Western wildlands vulnerable to large, high intensity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires accelerate climate change - a vicious cycle that jeopardizes our forests and affects us all with extreme weather and more wildfires – some of which are now entering highly populated wildland-urban areas. Filmmaker Kevin White takes us on a journey from the Rim Fire of 2013, which burned 257,000 acres in the central Sierra, to the wine country wildfires of 2017, which destroyed 9,000 buildings and killed 44 people. Along the way, we learn how the proactive use of prescribed fire can reduce reliance on reactive fire suppression, and we meet stakeholder groups working with scientists and innovative resource managers to build consensus on how to restore and manage the lands we love and depend on.

Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Video
NRFSN number: 22811
Record updated: Mar 22, 2021