Fire is a natural part of the environment. Prescribed fires have long been used to maintain healthy ecosystems, reduce fuel loads, and encourage growth of beneficial and native species. Annually, thousands are planned and done across the country with little or no media attention.
This series of videos takes you inside a small 300-acre prescribed fire called the "Schoolhouse Unit". This burn was done in Redwood National Park on September 30th, 2016.
It was an interagency operation with Six Rivers National Forest, CalFire and Redwood National Park.