Climate Change

Climate change due to human-caused global warming is having a significant influence on wildfire activity, resulting in longer fire seasons, more rapid fire spread, and more frequent large-scale fires. All of the challenges that fire managers normally face are greatly increased and intensified by climate change altering weather, vegetation, and fuels conditions that in turn affect fire behavior. This page provides documents related to climate change and wildfires–truly the burning issue of our time!

Fossil fuel infrastructure projects like the proposed Jordan Cove Fracked Gas Pipeline are a threat to firefighters, communities and forests. For more information about the proposed pipeline, take a peek at the story map below.