Wildland Urban Interface

11:14am

Fri March 21, 2014
Wildfires

Forest Service Bolsters Tanker Fleet Ahead Of Wildfire Season

A C-130 air tanker drops chemical fire retardant below Pilot Peak at the Rim Fire in California, 2013.
USDA Flickr - Creative Commons

They’ll be more air power available to fight wildfires in 2014 than in recent years. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho says up to 17 “exclusive use” air tankers will be placed strategically across the country, ready to deploy when fires erupt.

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4:16pm

Thu February 20, 2014
Environment

Forest Health, Fire Mitigation Are Factors As Colo. Moves Deeper Into Wildlands

A firefighter walks though the burned aftermath of the Black Forest Fire northeast of Colorado Springs. Picture taken June 21, 2013.
Credit Earth Observatory / NASA

11:02am

Fri November 8, 2013
Wildfires

Satellite Photos Show How Far Coloradans Have Moved Into Wildfire Zones

A 2013 photo of the Pike National Forest showing residents moving into the wild-land urban interface.
Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, Caption by Adam Voiland NASA Earth Observatory