Fast Facts | Wildfire + Healthy Forests
Not all fire is bad.
Fire can be both friend and foe. In the right place at the right time, fire creates environmental benefits, such as reducing grass and brush that serve as fuel for megafires, while also improving habitats for wildlife.
Healthy forests provide clean water, wildlife habitat, recreation, diverse products, and more. Fire is a natural process and necessary to the health of many forests.
Restoration in a Fire Forest: The Benefits of Burning
The Northwest Fire Science Consortium's new video showcases the role of prescribed fire.