NW California and Oregon Fires 8/31/2023

Today’s Livestream aired at 8 am.

Today’s Lookout livestream provides an overview of the largest fires burning in Northern California and Oregon. We talk about how the North winds have influenced fire behavior, look at firing operations, and learn how the fires have behaved over the past 24 hours. Zeke takes a look at the vast history of wildfire in far Northwest California.  And we also hear perspective about forestry, silviculture, and landscape scale land management in Oregon and dispel the myth that logging is an end all solution to our wildfire woes.

Aerial infrared and heat satellite data in these videos is current as of the morning of 8/31/20223.


The livestreams have chapters, and you can scroll along the YouTube timeline to see the specific fire you are interested in. If this is hard to do in this page, click on the ‘YouTube’ link in bottom right of the video to see the video in YouTube, and you can navigate the chapter links in the description.

Thanks always to everyone who participates in the Livestreams. We’ll answer questions if we can – we appreciate the community vibe.

We’ll be doing livestreams starting sometime between 7 and 7:30am during the week, with occasional evening updates if things are changing fast. Thanks for tuning into THE LOOKOUT.

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