History of Wildfire TED Talk

Here is a great video story of how open land was shaped by fire and how that has changed in the last 100 years - leading to the large fires we see today.

Megafires, individual fires that burn more than 100,000 acres, are on the rise in the western United States -- 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?