Wildland Fire


A Muralist Paints the Camp Fire's Wreckage

Shane Grammer's images brought hope to his friends and family in the wake of California's most destructive fire. Now he's returning to the region to reveal new work, including a major art installation.

Caitlin Harrington
Jun 6, 2019

Wildfire Smoke Is Here to Stay

At last, the West is taking steps to address megafires. But we’ve done nothing to prepare for their biggest threat to human health.

Marc Peruzzi
Jun 5, 2019

What We Learned from the Yarnell Hill Fire Deaths

One of the worst tragedies in the history of firefighting prompted little change to a culture that regularly puts young lives at risk. A few seasoned veterans are working to fix that.

Kyle Dickman
Oct 30, 2018

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

Jake Bullinger
Mar 23, 2018