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  • In a warming West, expect more fire

    A new scientific study predicts that overall wildfire size in the West will double by 2100 because of global warming

  • Heard around the West

    Pac-O-Art art vending machine; turning against Wal-Mart; Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest; Boy Scouts sued for blaze; ORVers need potty-training; bull elk get really hungry

  • Squirrels and scopes in the line of fire

    A wildfire on Arizona’s Mount Graham almost reached the University of Arizona’s controversial mountaintop telescopes – and may yet destroy an already endangered squirrel

  • Debate rages over firefighting airplanes

    Citing safety concerns, the federal government has canceled contracts for 33 privately owned large air tankers, usually used to fight Western wildfires

  • High-stakes logging plan gets go-ahead

    The large-scale salvage logging planned for the Biscuit Fire area in southern Oregon and Northern California marks the first time logging has been approved on land previously protected by the Roadless Rule

  • As fire season ignites, Smokey Bear's legacy lingers

    Land managers have been talking about letting more wildfires burn, but the recent blowup of the Peppin Fire near Capitan, N.M. – home of Smokey Bear – leads to renewed talk of aggressive fire suppression

  • Massive logging plan shakes Northwest

    The proposed salvage logging of the Biscuit Fire area in Oregon’s Siskiyou Forest is one of the largest timber sales in history, and critics say it’s not only ecologically dangerous, but undermines the Roadless Rule

  • Right and wrong on public lands

    From Conquest to Conservation: Our Public Lands Legacy by Michael P. Dombeck, Christopher A. Wood and Jack E. Williams takes a hopeful view of the ecological future of the nation’s public lands

  • In the field with fire

    A Season of Fire: Four Months on the Firelines of America’s Forests by Douglas Gantenbein refuses to glamorize firefighting or settle for simple solutions to the West’s fire problems

  • Back down the fireline

    In Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines of American Wildfire, John N. Mclean leads readers through sweaty-palmed human encounters with Western wildfires

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