Acres burned in California wildfires have shown an increasing trend over the past decade. 2020 had double the acres burned of any previous year over the past decade. 2021 is already over halfway to equaling 2020’s numbers, and it’s only mid-September.
As the West approaches another dry summer, firefighters are managing prescribed burns — and getting vaccinated.
Some Nevada tribes and environmentalists are concerned that clearing these woodlands may harm ecosystems that we haven’t fully studied yet.
Low moisture levels in plant life give us a clue as to why firefighters are gearing up for one of the worst fire seasons yet.