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Most destructive California fires occur in area of wildland-urban interface with less fuel and more people

Over nearly three decades, half of all buildings destroyed by wildfire in California were located in an area that is described as having less of the grasses, bushes and trees that are thought to fuel fire in the wildland-urban interface, or WUI.

Tree Diversity Affects Invasive Forest Pests

A broad-scale study of U.S. forest data suggests a complex relationship between the number of native tree species and the number of nonnative invasive forest pests.

Firesetting Arrests Reduce Intentional Fires

New research by the USDA Forest Service explores how law enforcement efforts might impact future incidents of arson-caused wildfire.

 
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