Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Record Year for Controlled Burns by The Nature Conservancy

Prescribed fire on Loup Farm in Oregon.  Photo: Jason Houston.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is celebrating a record year for controlled burns in 2016, helping to restore forests, protect water and safeguard communities. 

TNC led controlled burns on 154,577 acres in 2016, surpassing their yearly average of 118,000.  Completed in close coordination with fire departments, government agencies and neighbors, TNC achieves dual purposes with controlled burns - restoring forest health and enhancing community safety by reducing flammable fuels, thereby reducing the likelihood of devastating fires. 

A great partner in the Cohesive Strategy, The Nature Conservancy is proving that more private landowners and the public are receptive to controlled burning as a means to create resilient landscapes and protect communities and firefighters. Congratulations!! 


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