Forest Health

Wildfires

10 ways NAU is making the West more resilient to wildfires

In 1985, federal firefighters responded to 82,591 fires in the United States, which burned a total of 2,896,417 acres. The total cost of suppressing those fires was almost $240 million.  In 2020, the number of fires had decreased by a third—but those fires were dramatically more severe. More than 10 million acres burned, and fire

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