Wildland Fire

Congress Just Ignored Trump’s Public-Land Cuts

Congress Just Ignored Trump’s Public-Land Cuts

Lawmakers didn't listen to the president’s call for less spending on land management and the environment—and put their foot down when it came to interior secretary Ryan Zinke’s reorganization plan, too

The History of Heybrook Lookout

The History of Heybrook Lookout

Heybrook Lookout Tower has stood sentinel over the Snoqualmie National Forest since 1925. It represents a longstanding tradition of fire lookouts but is currently under threat.

The Men and Women Fighting America’s Wildfires

The Men and Women Fighting America’s Wildfires

Beginning in 2014, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, I immersed myself with Wildland Fire Incident Command Teams throughout the country. I slept in tents, on the grass, and in trucks with the many different units responsible for fire abatement, from the glamorous hotshots to the unsung radio dispatchers. Fires are remembered by the scope and scale of their destruction. My goal was to show the army that stopped them.

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