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.
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.