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Eco west wildfire ignition

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What causes wildfires? We examine the balance between human- and lightning-caused blazes in these slides and dashboard.

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Eco west wildfire ignition

  1. 1. Igniting wildfires:humans vs. lighting6/3/2013
  2. 2. Cause of U.S. wildfires6/3/2013 2Source: National Interagency Fire Center0.0%10.0%20.0%30.0%40.0%50.0%60.0%70.0%80.0%90.0%100.0%2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012% fires human-caused% burned acreage human-caused
  3. 3. Percent of fires human-caused2001-20106/3/2013 30%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Source: National Interagency Fire Center
  4. 4. Lighting causes most blazes in some Western states1/2/2013 4Source: National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management StrategyCause of wildfire ignitions by state (1999-2008)
  5. 5. Acres burned by region: human- vs. lighting-caused6/3/2013 5Source: National Interagency Fire Center
  6. 6. 6/3/2013 6Wildfires by region: human- vs. lighting-causedSource: National Interagency Fire Center
  7. 7. ecowest.orgDownload more slides and other resources6/3/2013 7

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