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Wildfires in the Western United States
The sites available through the links on this page offer information about
wild fires in the American West. Included are sites concerned with fire
suppression, management, affects of wildfires on habitat.
- National Interagency Fire
- This is the site of the National Interagency Fire Center. The National
Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), in Boise, Idaho, includes the nation's primary
logistical support center for wildland fire suppression. The center is home to
federal wildland fire experts in fields as diverse as fire ecology, fire
behavior, technology, aviation and weather. Working together and in concert with
state and local agencies, NIFC's role is to provide national response to
wildfire and other emergencies and to serve as a focal point for wildland fire
information and technology.
- United States Forest
Service Fire and Aviation Management
- This is a site maintained by the United States Forest Service (USFS). It
contains an assessment of the changing ecological conditions in the
intermountain West regarding fire suppression. It offers multiple links to other
Forest Service sites of interest.
- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management
- This is a site maintained by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and offers
statistics on area consumed by wildfires by State. This is a limited but useful
Division of Fire Safety
- This is the site of the Colorado Division of Fire Safety. It offers links
to the Colorado Forest Service and the sites of firefighters associations. It is
a useful and informative site.
- Northwest Ecosystem
- This is a site of the Northwest Ecosystem Alliance. The Northwest
Ecosystem Alliance protects and restores wildlands in the Pacific Northwest and
supports such efforts in British Columbia. The alliance bridges science and
advocacy, working with activists, policymakers, and the public to conserve our
natural heritage. This iste offers information on many topics of interest to
those concerned about natural resource management in the West. Included are
several links to sites devoted to the consideration of the effects of fire
suppression on the health of forests and surrounding human communities.This is a
useful and informative site.
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