Prescribed Fire & Climate Change – Are We Prepared?
Anthropogenic climate change, including connections to wildland fire, is an increasingly prominent topic nationally and in the Southeast. Rising global surface temperatures are already impacting wildfire risk, prescribed fire implementation, hurricane intensity, and many other issues facing natural resource managers in the South. Research shows that these trends are projected to continue. However, many resources and news stories related to wildland fire and climate change are focused on how those issues manifest in the Western United States. Two recently released resources focus specifically on understanding climate change, resiliency, and wildland fire in the Southeast: