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When wildfire burns a high mountain forest, what happens to the snow?

Researchers are trying to understand the impacts to water sources from large fires.

As Western fires burn, focus narrows on forest management. But it’s easier said than done

Correcting the mistakes of the past is tougher than it sounds, as managers work to get ahead of coming wildfires and learn from previous ones.

In grasslands plagued by invasives and drought, wildfires fuel calls for new solutions

Invasive plants and climate change are changing the relationship between vast rangelands, drought and wildfire.

For the West’s drinking water, wildfire concerns linger long after smoke clears

For municipal drinking water systems, fires are felt for years after they’re snuffed out.

Homeowners who avoid wildfire damage can find themselves in new flood zone

Even long after the flames of a wildfire are gone, those who live nearby face a serious increase in the threat of flooding.

In Yellowstone, America's 'first water park,' decades-old blaze marked start of megafire era

The wildfires ushered in a chapter of massive, frequent blazes as well as a new understanding of the ecological process.

Fire officials claim success in fighting COVID-19 while fighting fires

Officials reported only a handful of positive test results on their crews, and they believe many of those came from exposure off the job.

Homes complicate Arizona wildfire response

Development in Arizona's wildlands is making fires more expensive, and in some cases, more difficult to prevent.

Bighorn Fire marks familiar cycle of renewal amid new chapter of bigger burns

Fire is a natural process, but it will take decades for some areas to recover or regrow habitat that burned this year.

Bighorn Fire damage adds to challenges for Summerhaven businesses

The pandemic had already hit the community's economy.

Monsoon helps quench Bighorn Fire

Scarred landscape will present a flooding hazard for months.

Flood warning for Bighorn Fire area

The rain is both good and bad news.

Bighorn Fire forces additional evacuations

The wildfire has burned more than 82,000 acres and is continuing to move north and east.

Wildfires burn across Arizona

We discuss the year's fire outlook and what ecological changes result from such fires.

More fuel, dry weather create perfect storm for Bighorn Fire crews

A discussion with UA professor and fire ecology expert Don Falk.

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