Going Green

Monday, December 10, 2007

Prescribed Burning School

I thought this to be especially interesting since I posted about range burning just the other day.

Academy teaches use of prescribed fires

Associated Press Writer
Sun Dec 9, 12:34 PM ET

CERRO GRANDE PEAK, N.M. - Wildland firefighters come here to the Southwest Fire Use Training Academy to learn not how to stop fires but how to start them, using prescribed burns to clean out overgrown forests and reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires.

The academy gets its students at a time when the wildfire season is winding down in late autumn, when many firefighters are heading home after grueling weeks on the fire lines.

"We get folks...(complete article here).

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