It’s wildfire season. What can you do to adapt?

August 21, 2023

Once again, Northwest Washington finds itself in drought conditions with poor air quality caused by wildfire smoke. A warming climate means our summers are increasingly more likely to include longer dry seasons. Fire suppression and monoculture tree-planting from industrial forestry operations are combining with hotter, drier summer conditions to yield devastating, record-breaking wildfire seasons throughout the Pacific Northwest.

First and foremost, we need to transition of off fossil fuels as quickly as humanly possible. We also need to embrace a more climate-friendly approach to forest management.  At the same time, we know climate change is not going anywhere soon. It’s time to adapt and prepare for wildfires and the changes we’re already experiencing. Here are four wildfire preparedness resources you can use this season:

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