Fire


Natural disasters: The riskiest spots in the U.S. ~ @talyellin @CNNMoney

As you all know, here at DisasterMap.net, interactive disaster mapping is but one of our raisons d’être, I’m definitely going to follow Tal Yellin on the twitters. We posted on RealtyTrac back in June. Here they deliver, as promised, even more coverage by county. Yet this ranks as one of the smoothest “InterMaps” (my word)…


Counting homes in the Western Wildland-Urban Interface ~Mitch Tobin, EcoWest

When firefighters are deployed to battle wildfires, they often focus on saving structures in the wildland-urban interface (WUI), where homes mix with or border flammable vegetation. Where are these vulnerable homes located in the West? Data from analytics firm CoreLogic provide a good high-level overview of the Western WUI. I’ve created a dashboard on this…


In Rim Fire’s wake, lessons for saving our forests ~Barry Bergman, UC Berkeley

In late July, UC Berkeley fire ecologist Scott Stephens was working in Stanislaus National Forest, gathering data on how a century had altered its character. What he saw were the signs of a clear and present danger. “The thing that was startling was that there was more change than I ever would have imagined,” recalls…