Story Map: Enhancing Resilience to Catastrophic Wildfire

In the past 15 years, 25% of the U.S. Sky Islands have burned in wildfires. Moderate- and high-burn severity made up 35% of the burned area. This story map shows where Sky Island Alliance worked with the Coronado National Forest, Arizona Department of Corrections, and Borderlands Restoration Network in 2015 to install more than 700 loose rock erosion-control structures in two watersheds to help enhance their resilience to catastrophic wildfire.