Sustainability 360 Series was created to highlight NAU’s sustainability
research, experts and programs. With a focus on wildfires, Native American
cultural sustainability, climate change / climate science and drought / water
issues, the series emphasizes the University’s commitment to and expertise in
environmental science and sustainability.
Each year, wildfire season is trending longer, larger and
more extreme. NAU’s wildfire series is designed to provide education on
critical issues related to wildfires through expert commentary from the
University’s leading fire and forest ecology experts.
Part I: When Wildfires Don't Make Headlines
first part of the
series explores how critical
treatments and prevention methods helped contain fires in Arizona before they
reached catastrophic levels.
Part II: The Economic Impact of Wildfires
The second part of the series highlights the cost of
wildfire prevention methods and compares them to the suppression costs of
historic fires, using the Wallow, Rodeo-Chediski and Shultz fires as prime
Part III: Creating Resilient Forests
third part of the series explores the proper adaptations that can help forests
become more resilient in the face of disturbances such as climate change and