Wildfires: A National Concern.
In 2015, a record 10.1 million acres burned from wildfires.
There is a connection between Climate Change and Wildfire Activity.
Fire seasons are getting longer.
Fire seasons are starting earlier and lasting longer.
On average, they are 2 months longer than in the 1980s.
Fires are getting larger.
Number of fires larger than 40,000 acres - 192 between 2000 and 2007, 228 between 2008 and 2015.
Fewer fires are burning more acres:
Average annual acres burned 1960-1999: 3.5 million
Average annual acres burned 2000-2015: 5.5 million
By 2050, wildfires could double in size.
Don't add to the problem. Enjoy your public lands responsibly.