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Cottonwood Campground Prescribed Fire

Size: 250 acres

Date(s): April 25, 2003

Primary goals
1. Reduce 1-hour dead and down fuels in prairie/sage areas.
2. Decrease non-native herbaceous species.
3. Reduce total shrub density.
4. Limit hardwood mortality to less than 50%.

Click here to see the Prescribed Fire Monitoring Report

Location of the Cottonwood Campground prescribed fire.

Ignition team.

A firefighter uses water to create a "wet line" ahead of the ignition team.

Backing fire in the transistion from hardwood stands to sage flats.

Active fire behavior in a small stand of deciduous trees.

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