wildland urban interface

Southern California neighborhood scarred by wildfire. Photo: Jon Keeley, USGS Western Ecological Research Center. Public domain.

Study: More U.S. Homes Burn in Grassland and Shrubland Fires than Forest Wildfires

Caitlin Dempsey

A new study in Science reports that in the United States, grassland and shrubland fires tend to be more extensive and burn more houses than forest fires.

A cabin in a wildland-urban interface. Photo: Glacier National Park, National Park Service, public domain.

The Wildland-Urban Interface is Growing in the United States

Julian Marks

More people in the United States are moving from urban areas into more natural landscapes.