2019 wildfire season

Dry July weather leads to dry August, bad wildfire season predicted (Statesman Journal, 7/29/2019)

Milepost 97 Fire: Crews make progress on containment, now 15% (Statesman Journal, 7/30/2019)

McKay Butte Fire: Wildfire grows to 190 acres south of Bend in Deschutes National Forest (Statesman Journal, 7/30/2019)

ODF fires (serial) Oregon Department of Forestry

Wildfire smoke health effects

What are the long-term health effects from wildfire smoke? Oregon doctors say it’s something they’re still learning about (Oregonian, 7/22/2019)

Wildfire smoke and your health (2014) Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division

Wildfire smoke trends and associated health risks: Bend, Klamath Falls, Medford and Portland – 1985 to 2018 (2019) Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Air Quality Division

Prescribed burns and smoke

Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns (OPB, 6/19/2019)

Prescribed fire policy barriers and opportunities : a diversity of challenges and strategies across the west (2018) University of Oregon

Oregon smoke management annual report (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry

Wildfire season preparation

Firefighters brace for tough Pacific Northwest wildfire season (Oregonian, 6/10/2019)

Wildfire report (annual) Oregon Department of Forestry, Fire Protection Division

Exposure of human communities to wildfire in the Pacific Northwest (2018) United States Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region