Wild Fires

By: JS, AP, SS

Air quality becomes horrible after wildfires, and they can destroy whole ecosystems.

The negative effects on the environment after a wildfire are deforestation, increased release of carbon dioxide into the air, and species population can be decreased.

Some main regions or areas affected by wildfires are Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming. Those are areas that are more frequent with wildfires. California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado are the areas that have had fewer wildfires. Species such as smaller reptiles and insects are affected the most by wildfires because they can't get far enough away in the short amount of time for the fire to reach them.

The animals are forced to leave their homes immediately unless they want to be burned. Their homes and food sources are demolished, but only where the fire burned. There is a lack of water, food, and shelter after wildfires. This can affect our lives in League City because some small wildfires can occur if we are in a drought.

People are affected by wildfires because they can lose their homes, their lives, and their environment can be destroyed. Also, the air quality decreases. Lightning strikes and the Sun's heat can cause a wildfire. Human mistakes can also start a wildfire. This includes campfires, smoking, fireworks, and improper burning of trash.

Firefighters work to put out the wildfires. People remove dead leaves and branches from areas that have wildifre risks. The people organize controlled burns to remove dead plants before a wildfire happens. People also educate the public about wildfires so they know how to prevent them. We could not come up with another solution to this problem.

Ready! Set! Go! Wildfire Action Plan