Fire management; Urban environments; Wildlife refuges;
The fuel break maintained by the US Fish & Wildlife Service is easily seen between the burned area and the community. One home with wood shingle roofing was damaged by air-borne fire embers. The home was saved by the firefighters but the other...
A firefighter from Klamath Basin NWRC uses a drip torch to apply fire at Bear Valley NWR. Prescribed fire is used to reduce accumulated ground fuels, in turn reducing fuel loading and associated wildfire risks.
Onion Bayou Prairie prescribed burn at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge in Texas - Pictured from left to right: Prescribed Fire Specialist Paul C. Charland, Assistant Fire Management Officer Craig Crenshaw, Range Technician Doug Head.
Prescribed burning; Fire management; Employees (USFWS); Wildlife refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fire specialist Josh Anderson uses a drip torch to ignite a prescibed burn at Balcones National Wildlife Refuge in Texas as Lucien Ball holds the fireline with an ATV and sprayer.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel have used prescribed fire for decades to control hazardous fuels on its lands. Such fires, set under strict conditions, reduce fire risks to nearby communities while benefitting wildlife habitat.