The Oregon Wildland/Urban Human Fire Interface


How Fire Works

Wildlife-Wildfire Interface

Oregon's Vulnerability

Biscuit Fire

Urban-Wildfire Interface

Firefighting Techniques







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Wildfire definitions

University of Washington Study:

The Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area:

Biscuit Fire Picture:

Oregon Forest Types Map:

MISR Image of Biscuit Fire:

Burn Severity Satellite Image:

A crown fire in the wild-Source:

chain saws:

A helitorch starting a fire:

A helicopter laying retardant on a forest:


A pulaski: 

A broom:

Thinning, a thinned forest, a man pruning a tree: Fitzgerald, Stephen A., Fire in Oregon's Forests: Risks, Effects, and Treatment Options, Extension Forestry Program Oregon State University

Ponderosa Pine:

Douglas Fir:

Post Logging Siskiyou Mountains:

City of Ashland:


Oregon Department of Foresty: