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Fire expert: We can do more to manage

Oct 16, 2017

A firefighter ignites a prescribed burn near Avalanche Creek this past spring.
Credit Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Wildfires across the west have forced thousands of people to evacuate and destroyed homes in suburban areas. Jennifer Balch, the director of CU Boulder’s Earth Lab, has studied the human impacts on the fire season and the expansion of the wildfire territory. She spoke with Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

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Article: Human-started wildfires expand the fire niche across the United States. Data from study by Jennifer K. Balch, published by PNAS in 2017. 10.1073/pnas.1617394114

Article: Human-started wildfires expand the fire niche across the United States. Data from study by Jennifer K. Balch, published by PNAS in 2017. 10.1073/pnas.1617394114