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.
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.
This burn on Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota was a cooperative effort between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The burned area totaled 5,300 acres. Ignition included drip torch, aerial...