Prescribed Fire Stories

NPS fire managers and staff carefully use prescribed fire to preserve natural habitats for rare plant and animal species, to maintain cultural landscapes at historic sites, to control invasive species, and to preemptively reduce fuels and guard against catastrophic fires. Safety of workers, visitors, neighboring communities, and park infrastructure is always paramount. Multiple layers of planning and review help to ensure that burns are conducted only in optimal conditions.
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    Last updated: January 3, 2018