Fall 2021: The West’s New Megafires
The Wildfire and Watersheds Issue
Colorado’s wildfire season is a summer norm, but wildfires have grown more frequent, intense, large and destructive. After a burn, debris, chemicals and soils can result in contaminated water and emergency flooding. As communities recover from recent fires, they’re learning and applying more resources than ever to forest health work. With wildfires projected to increase in the future, will Coloradans be better prepared to live with fire? View a flipbook of the issue or read articles below.
How Do We Live With Megafire?
November 2021 by Jason Plautz
Wildfires are projected to intensify and burn larger areas over the coming decades, with the potential for significant impacts to water quality. So how do Coloradans learn to live more effectively with fire? The answer may lie in working across boundaries and taking a shared stewardship approach to landscape-scale forest health and wildfire recovery.