Climate crisis causes many environmental impacts —rising water level, droughts, larger tropical storms, etc. But maybe wildfires give one of the most impactful impression with the apocalyptic image —burned earth.
According to The Climate Reality Project, United States is the country where there were most wildfires in 2020. On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act” (IIJA), commonly referred to as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law” (BIL). In addition to addressing issues with the nation’s transportation and utilities systems, the bill includes numerous provisions that support hazardous fuels reduction, forest restoration, and wildfire management.

The Southwest Ecological Restoration Institutes (SWERI) were identified in the BIL to undertake a national wildfire and treatment effectiveness mapping and assessment project. The result is ReSHAPE project.
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