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The Wildland Urban Interface, or WUI, is where forest and homes meet. It's the fastest growing land use type in the nation, and also where one in three homes across the country are situated. What's it mean to live in the WUI, where the stakes of wildfire are higher than anywhere else? And why is this area so vulnerable to fire? Jen Henseik is the Missoula district ranger for the Lolo National Forest Rod Moraga is a firefighter and the CEO of Anchor Point, a wildland fire solutions group based in Boulder, Colorado Kimi Barrett leads Headwaters Economics' research in wildfire and other natural hazards and is the Program Coordinator for the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program

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Fireline probes the causes and consequences of the increasingly devastating wildfires burning in the U.S. It taps into the experience of firefighters, tribal land managers, climate scientists and others to understand how we got here and where we're going. Fireline is a six part series about what wildfire means for the West, planet and our way of life.

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Apr 13, 2021
Jen Henseik, Rod Moraga, Kimiko Barrett

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Wildland Urban Interface

NRFSN number: 23861
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