USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station

Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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A Better Way to Think About Wildland Fires

PSW and the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition teamed up with Untamed Science to produce a video educating people of the role and ecological benefits of wildfire in the western United States. Through interviews with scientists, land managers and wildfire responders, the video explores the factors leading up to today’s era of megafires and explains how greater tolerance by the public for other forms of managed wildfire might be the best path for healthier forests and less destructive fires in the future.

Length: 9:59

Posted: March 27, 2018


  • Rob and Haley Nelson, Untamed Science
  • Diane Smith, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Dana Walsh, Eldorado National Forest
  • Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE
  • Mark Finney, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Frank Lake, Pacific Southwest Research Station