A new interactive story map detaining the 2015 fire season in the Pacific Northwest is available online from the Pacific Northwest Region of the U.S. Forest Service.
The tool was designed to tell the complete story of the fire season’s key events through a visual and interactive narrative timeline in a geospatial format.
The 2015 fire season was the most severe in the Pacific Northwest’s modern history, with Oregon and Washington experiencing over 3,800 wildfires that burned more than 1.6 million acres. The Forest Service commissioned the narrative summary to capture the full story, not only for historical purposes, but also to help the agency and the public continue to learn from past experiences and prepare for future fire seasons.
The interactive story map and the full narrative summary are available online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r6/fire-aviation.