As I write this, the air above my home in Missoula, Montana, is filled with smoke.
At least 11 major wildfires are burning within 70 miles of town, and we haven’t had any measurable rain in over a month. There’s no moisture in the forecast for the next two weeks.
With these kinds of summers becoming the norm, it’s undoubtedly time to figure out how we can learn to live with fire.
It’s a conversation about risk management – something we do every day of our lives, often without thinking about it in those terms. [Read more…]