Category Archives: Wildfire Today

2018 Election: 5 Takeaways for Oregon’s Wildlands and Wildlife

What do the results of the 2018 midterm election mean for Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters? Here are five takeaways. Source: 2018 Election: 5 Takeaways for Oregon’s Wildlands and Wildlife

Smoke degrades air quality in California, Nevada, and Oregon – Wildfire Today

This is the forecast for wildfire smoke at 5 p.m. PDT Friday July 27. Wildfires in Oregon and California are producing large quantities of smoke that will impact southwest Oregon and much of California and Nevada. Source: Smoke degrades air quality in California, Nevada, and Oregon – Wildfire Today

Interesting pattern of wildfires in Southwest Oregon – Wildfire Today

These fires in Southwest Oregon are arrayed in an interesting pattern. Most if not all of them I believe were caused by some of the 2,800 lightning strikes in the state last weekend. It makes you wonder if they were generated by an intense thunderstorm cell that moved northeast across that part of the state. […]
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Smoke map, July 21, 2018 – Wildfire Today

This was the prediction for the distribution of smoke from wildfires at 1 p.m. PDT July 21, 2018. Much of the smoke is coming from the fires in Southwest Oregon and the Ferguson Fire near Yosemite National Park in California. Areas getting hit hardest by the smoke are in Oregon, Nevada, California, and Montana. Source: […]
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Wildfire potential, June through September – Wildfire Today

On June 1 the Predictive Services section at the National Interagency Fire Center issued their Wildland Fire Potential Outlook for June through September. The data represents the cumulative forecasts of the ten Geographic Area Predictive Services Units and the National Predictive Services Unit. If their analysis is correct, in July the areas with the highest […]
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BLM to develop EISs for fuel breaks and fuel reduction

The programmatic Environmental Impact Statements would streamline approvals for projects. In May the U.S. Geological Survey began an effort to study fuel breaks in the Great Basin to evaluate their effectiveness as well as the ecological costs and benefits. On December 22 the Bureau of Land Management announced the agency is proposing to develop two Environmental […]
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