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…
In recent decades in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.
Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.
Wildfires in Washington State have increased significantly in recent years, a shift that appears linked to climate change.
The August 2006 Tripod Complex Fire burned some 180,000 acres of beetle-damaged forest in central Washington State.
Montana's recreational fishing and agricultural industries depend on cool waters flowing from melting snow high in the mountains throughout th…
Number of large wildfires on forested federal lands in the Northern Rockies region, including western Montana.
Number of large wildfires on forested federal lands in the Northern Rockies region, including western Montana