DHS S&T Wildfire Sensor Initiative Heats Up

The words “research and development” may conjure images of someone wearing a white coat, sitting in a sterile lab and looking through a microscope, but sometimes it means rising before dawn, lacing up hiking boots, leading a caravan of trucks filled with scientific equipment, and traversing the rugged foothills of Dye Creek Preserve near Red Bluff, California, to install sensors ahead of a prescribed burn. If that sounds like an impressive amount of dedication, it’s because it is. But