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The Forest ThreatNet is the Eastern Threat Center's news update with the latest information concerning ongoing research, projects, and partnerships.

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InciWeb provides the latest wildfire information

View wildfire updates on InciWeb, the interagency all-risk incident information management system.

Tweets Prove to be Reliable Indicator of Air Quality Conditions During Wildfires

Social media could be used to improve predictions of air quality impacts from smoke resulting from wildfires and have the potential to improve rescue and relief efforts.

Reptiles and Amphibians Unharmed by Prescribed Fires in Early Growing Season

Amphibians and reptiles tend to be most active during the spring and summer, when it’s warmer. A recent study compared how they respond to prescribed fires conducted during the growing season – when vegetation is actively growing – versus those in dormant season months.

 
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