Wildlandnw.net is intended as an information source to help people better understand nature in the northwest, that we may be better stewards of the land. The emphasis is on understanding natural processes, and the role that humans play. Often people are at odds over policy issues, but lack the tools for a thorough understanding. Good information is hidden away in scientific journals. The intention is to make science visible and comprehensible. Fire is the dominant topic, but fire cannot exist without fuel, and fuel has it's origins in biology. Humans are able to modify, but not control their environment.