The Rim Fire burned 256,000 acres of Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park in 2013. Photo by USDA Forest Service/Chris Stewart, CC BY 2.0.

Staying on track to meet the SECAS goal will take some creative approaches for funding management actions–especially in the fire-dependent ecosystems of the South Atlantic. Through SECAS, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has funded recent work by U.S. Forest Service hydrologist Dennis Hallema to explore the connections between prescribed fire and water availability. Last year, he wrote a blog about that research and presented on a Third Thursday Web Forum.

Last month, Dr. Hallema helped write a great article for The Conversation about the impacts of wildfire on water quality, and how lessons from Australia’s recent wildfires might translate to the United States and Canada. Check it out below!

Buried in mud: Wildfires threaten North American water supplies