Wildfire Crisis: Management, Strategies, and Impacts

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William W. Reed (Editor)

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: NAT011000

Wildfires have been growing in size, duration, and destructivity over the past 20 years. Growing wildfire risk is due to accumulating fuels, a warming climate, and expanding development in the wildland-urban interface. The risk has reached crisis proportions in the West, calling for decisive action to protect people and communities and improve forest health and resilience. In addition, devastating wildfires and related electricity blackouts have drawn national attention to the challenge of maintaining grid resiliency in the face of extreme conditions.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Fighting Fire with Fire: Evaluating the Role of Forest Management in Reducing Catastrophic Wildfires
Committee on Oversight and Reform

Chapter 2. Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests
Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Chapter 3. The Impacts of Wildfire on Electric Grid Reliability and Efforts to Mitigate Wildfire Risk and Increase Grid Resiliency
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

Index