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  • Camping out with faux fire can be just dandy

    Marty Jones backs building faux fires in wilderness -- no muss, no fuss.

  • Ray Ring's Wrong

    Ray Ring's Wrong

  • Fire in the West

    High Country News takes a critical look at fire in the West with stories from our redesigned print edition, a special three-part radio series, and a newly released special report

  • Rising from the ashes

    Forests aren’t destroyed by wildfires; instead, wildflowers are reborn

  • Who should pay when houses burn?

    Greg and Mary Tilford, who lost their house in Montana’s Bitterroot fires in 2000, are part of a group of homeowners suing the Forest Service for compensation

  • History is full of big fires

    History and science show that the recent "catastrophic" wildfires in the West are not really a new development

  • Firespeak Catastrophe

    We need to revise or toss out some of our fire vocabulary, especially "wildland-urban interface," "pre-settlement condition" and Smokey’s slogan "only you"

  • Congress jousts over forest health

    Environmentalists fear the Republican-sponsored "Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003" – intended to prevent wildfires – will prove anything but healthy for the forests

  • Learning to live with fire

    Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, which has experienced three major fires since 1996, can help teach the rest of the West how to live with wildfire

  • A losing battle

    Billions of dollars are being spent to fight Western wildfires, but some scientists now believe that the big blowups can’t be prevented, and that they may be good for the health of the forests

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