Paul Hessburg

Why wildfires have gotten worse -- and what we can do about it

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Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States — the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we've brought to the forests through a century of misguided management. What steps can we take to avoid further destruction? Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts some tough truths about wildfires and details how we can help restore the natural balance of the landscape.

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Paul Hessburg · Research ecologist

Paul Hessburg studies very large forest landscapes and what makes them tick.

Paul Hessburg studies very large forest landscapes and what makes them tick.