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; Fires; Roads; Buildings, facilities and structures; Equipment
Prescribed fires conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on National Wildlife Refuge lands that are located near communities lessen the chance wildfires will cause major damage to private property and structures.
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.
Mitchell Oregon Mayor Nancy Fitzgerald Scott Ebel wildfire Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge suppression
Scott Ebel, supervisory forestry technician at Turnbull NWR, shows effects of wildfire to Mitchell, Oregon Mayor Nancy Fitzgerald in Oregon's Bridge Creek Wilderness Area. Fitzgerald was getting ready to go back and hold a town meeting to inform...