Kyle Dickman is a former editor at Outside and a former member of the firefighting crew known as the Tahoe Hotshots. He spent five seasons fighting wildfires in California. Dickman’s reporting has been nominated for a National Magazine Award. He's the author of On the Burning Edge, and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, Turin.
New Mexico's Bandelier National Monument has lost nearly all of its ponderosa pines due to fire—and the same thing could happen to the rest of our forests when they burn.