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Wildfire smoke is a public health threat

Wildfires have increased dramatically in Washington State

Warmer temperatures are promoting wildfires in the American West

The western fire season is growing months longer

Much more wildfire burns in the West during years with early snowmelt

Scientists project the annual area wildfires burn in Washington State to double or more

Scientists project sharply increasing wildfires in the American West

Washington: Warming and Wildfires

Wildfires are on the rise in the State of Washington, as they are in much of the American West and climate change looks at least partly respon…

Mountain Snowmelt and Fire

In recent decades in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.

Early vs. Late Snowmelt

Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.

Acres Burned in Washington

Wildfires in Washington State have increased significantly in recent years, a shift that appears linked to climate change.

Tripod Fire Satellite View

The August 2006 Tripod Complex Fire burned some 180,000 acres of beetle-damaged forest in central Washington State.

Montana: Trout and Drought

Montana's recreational fishing and agricultural industries depend on cool waters flowing from melting snow high in the mountains throughout th…

Northern Rockies Forest Wildfires

Number of large wildfires on forested federal lands in the Northern Rockies region, including western Montana.

Northern Rockies Forest Wildfires

Number of large wildfires on forested federal lands in the Northern Rockies region, including western Montana

Beetle infestations can turn forests from CO2 absorbers to releasers

Western wildfires are increasing