Why wildfires have gotten worse and what we can do about it –

Megafires are fires that burn more than 100,000 acres and they are on the rise in the western United States. They are the direct result of unintentional yet massive changes we’ve brought to the forests through a century of misguided management.

What steps can we take to avoid further destruction? Forest ecologist Paul Hessburg confronts some tough truths about wildfires and details how we can help restore the natural balance of the landscape.

Take a look at this TED talk on why wildfires have gotten worse and how we can stop them.