Waterfalls 2 Burnout, Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Oregon, August 25, 2012. (Photo by Gary Sampson, Jr., Inciweb).

Oregon's 2012 Wildfires: Predictable and Preventable

by Dr. Bob Zybach

This is the fourth, and final, of a series of four articles published in Oregon Fish & Wildlife Journal during 2012. The series was specific to the prediction and mitigation of forest and prairie wildfires in Oregon, but has general application for most forests and grassslands in the western U.S. -- particularly those lands managed by the federal government. The other three articles in the series (the first is actually a short introductory editorial), and an earlier article I coauthored regarding Wildfire Economics (which is directly referenced in the introduction to this series), are linked in the table below.

This article was published in the Fall of 2012, by Cristy Rein, long-time editor and publisher of Oregon Fish & Wildlife Journal. The Journal doesn't publish an online version of their magazine for business and advertising reasons, but have a focused distribution of 10,000; including all members of Congress and 1,000 doctors, lawyers, and business waiting rooms across rural Oregon. The large number of loyal advertisers are heavily represented by family-owned logging, trucking, sawmilling, nursery, landscaping, and construction businesses.

To contact Cristy Rein or Oregon Fish & Wildlife Journal, go to: www.oregonfishandwildlifejournal.com/

Citation: Zybach, Bob 2012c. "Oregon's 2012 Wildfires: Predictable and Preventable," Oregon Fish & Wildlife Journal, Vol. 34, No. 4: 7-17. [PDF_2.2_MB].

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Oregon 2012 Forest Wildfire Series:

Zybach, Bob 2012. "My Voice," Oregon Fish & Wildlife Journal, Vol. 34, No. 1: 5. [PDF_2_MB].
Zybach, Bob 2012a. "Forest Restoration: Problems and Opportunities," Oregon Fish & Wildlife Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2: 15-27. [PDF_4_MB].
Zybach, Bob 2012. "Predicting Oregon's 2012 Major Wildfire Events," Oregon Fish & Wildlife Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3: 29-39. [PDF_3_MB].
Zybach, Bob, Michael Dubrasich, Gregory Brenner, and John Marker 2009a. "U.S. Wildfire Cost-Plus-Loss Economics Project: The 'One-Pager' Checklist" (online version). USDA Wildfire Lessons Learned Center: 9 pp. [PDF_1_MB].


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