A 5-part series exploring the work of managing wildland fire to protect and conserve wildlife and the lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Managing wildland fire is tough and dangerous work. Do you ever wonder what really happens to deer, bears, and other wildlife in the path of a wildfire? Who keeps controlled burns under control, and how they do it? What it takes to do the job of a wildland firefighter? Join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on a glimpse into the world of wildland fire management to see what this important work is all about.
Wildfire and Animals: What’s the Real Story? What does wildlife do when lightning sparks wildfire or people are careless with matches and campfires? This 4:00 minute video, narrated by smokejumper Mike McMillan, looks at wildfire from the animals’ point of view.