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Beyond the Plume of Smoke

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“While acute smoke is bad for human and environmental health, smoke in moderation can be part of human and environmental health and well-being.”

"living with fire" illustration

Living with Fire

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There’s no option to live without fire in California, and setting small, controlled fires could help keep the large, unruly ones at bay. But what would an increase in controlled burns actually look like, and how would they impact our open spaces, wildlife, air, and water?

scarred redwoods

Redwood Memory

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Old redwood trees have seen fire many times in their lives. It’s because of their fire scars—not in spite of them—that the redwood forest thrives.

bear in a bathtub

Animals Can Recover From Fire

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New research is using motion-sensor cameras to reveal how wildlife communities survive fire and how they adapt to a burned landscape in the weeks, months, and years after a fire.