Wildfires

Best Sources for Northwest Wildfire Information

Finding the most accurate, up-to-date information about regional burn bans, current wildfire conditions, and recreation and travel restrictions throughout the Northwest can be complicated and confusing. Have you ever wondered: Is the campground where I have upcoming reservations still open? Are my favorite trails closed? Which roads are safe for travel? Where is it safe …

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Learning About Wildfires: Resources for Kids

The more children know about a scary situation, like learning about wildfires, the less fearful it is. Equip your children with knowledge about fire science and ecology, forest habitats, wildfire safety and prevention tips, and wildland firefighting techniques. Here are some of the best resources currently available for introducing and teaching children about wildland fires. …

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The Great Fires of 1910

Forty-year-old Edward Crockett Pulaski—known as “Big Ed” because he was 6 feet, 4 inches tall—was much older than his fellow U.S. Forest Service colleagues when he was hired as an assistant ranger in the summer of 1908. The Forest Service had only been established three years prior by President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt and the first …

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