Forest Management Can Keep Carbon in Forests and Protect Communities from Wildfire in the American West

The U.S. is investing billions of dollars to reduce forest fire risks. New research maps the hot spots where investments in strategic forest management could offer the biggest payoff for people and climate.

Cara Cannon Byington

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Mad Island: Fire Restores Prairie on the Texas Gulf Coast

To restore the prairie, you have to burn it.

Matthew L. Miller

Where There’s Smoke: Wildfire, Forest Restoration and Human Health

A new paper argues forest health and human health should not be viewed as separate concerns when it comes to wildfires.

Matthew L. Miller

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Wildfire Resilience Treatments Work

With the western United States facing increasingly severe fires and a megadrought, active forest management offers a more resilient future.

Matthew L. Miller

Savanna Fire Management Can Fund Africa’s Protected Areas

A new study finds that fire management on Africa’s savannas can generate enough carbon revenue to help fill the funding gap for protected areas.

Justine E. Hausheer

When Wildfire Comes to Nature Conservancy Preserves

This year, wildfire affected dozens of Nature Conservancy preserves. How did they fare?

Matthew L. Miller

In Search of Australia’s Amazing Rainbow Finch

The conservation story behind Australia’s most colorful finch.

Justine E. Hausheer

Fields on Fire: Can Agricultural Alternatives Mean Cleaner Air in India?

Agriculture burning contributes significantly to air pollution in India, a country with some of the least healthy air in the […]

Priya Shyamsundar and Matthew L. Miller

Story type: TNC Science Brief

Could Prairie Chickens Come Booming Back?

Prairie chickens were once so abundant in the Great Plains that they were hunted for the market and shipped by the trainload to New York City. Could prairie restoration bring them booming back?

Lisa Feldkamp

New Research: Savanna Burning for Global Emissions Reductions

New research from The Nature Conservancy demonstrates that savanna fire management has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Justine E. Hausheer

Recovery: Saving a Woodpecker Through Research & Ingenuity

The red-cockaded woodpecker was once a symbol of “endangered birds versus people.” But the bad old days are over.

Ted Williams

Australian “Firehawk” Raptors Intentionally Spread Wildfires

At least three Australian raptor species intentionally spread wildfires by carrying smoldering branches to unburnt areas, according to a new paper that confirms long-held traditional Aboriginal knowledge.

Justine E. Hausheer