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Lahaina Disaster Won’t Be the Last

Lahaina Disaster Won’t Be the Last

How many gut-wrenching death tolls headlines does it take before we make funding forest management a higher national priority? The horrific Lahaina wildfire deaths once again should call us to action.  However, despite alarm bells screaming from...

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Make the Priority – First, Put Out the Fire

Make the Priority – First, Put Out the Fire

The loss of life and trauma experienced in Lahaina should never be forgotten.  In a recent (Washington Post) Op-Ed, Jennifer Balch wrote about wildfire vulnerabilities.  While I agree that we need to promote fire resiliency, fire-resistant building...

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The spark that started the fire.

The spark that started the fire.

When anyone mentions wildfires in the news, we immediately want to know how the fire started. Was it intentional, accidental or the result of negligence by the agencies tasked with protecting our forests? The book "Running Out of Time: Wildfires...

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