Fire can be used to provide a natural appearing landscape for the park. With proper planning and execution, prescribed fire can manipulate vegetation to produce healthier habitats as a background for the developed zone of the park. At the same time fuel management, using both mechanical means and prescribed fire, can reduce the risk to cultural and historic structures.
Did You Know?
Water emerging from the hot springs in Hot Springs National Park fell as rain when the pyramids of Egypt were built—4400 years ago!