WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT: U.S. Senator Steve Daines of Montana launches bipartisan Senate wildfire caucus. MORE HERE

METHANE FROM MEGAFIRES: Scientists using a new detection method have discovered a large amount of methane linked to wildfires, which air quality officials are not currently accounting for. MORE HERE

TREE PLANTING INITIATIVE: National Association of Realtors pledges to plant 215,000 trees to bolster reforestation efforts in the Nez-Pearce Clearwater National Forest and the Boise National Forest in wake of the 2016 Pioneer Fire and 2021 Johnson Creek Fire. MORE HERE

SKEPTICAL CUSTOMERS: Soft demand brings lower lumber prices. MORE HERE