The abnormally warm, dry weather that parked itself over southern Oregon and much of the Northwest last winter could usher in a doozy of a fire season. Collaborative restoration projects aim to mitigate that danger, but money is scarce and huge swaths of the state are at risk. This map, based on an analysis of forest restoration needs by The Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Forest Service, shows how much forestland in each watershed requires restoration work.

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Jason Alcorn

Jason Alcorn

Jason is InvestigateWest's associate director. A veteran of technology projects and online strategy for the nonprofit sector, he is a graduate of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and Graduate School of Journalism.