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Glossary of Fire Terms

Frequently used terms in prescribed and wildfires Backing fire: fire burning against the wind, resulting in a relatively cool, slow-moving fire with low flame height. Burn Boss: person trained in application of prescribed fire who will be in charge of planning and executing a prescribed burn. Differnent agencies have different training requirements for burn bosses reflecting agency

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Benefits of Prescribed Burning

The General Assembly recognizes that prescribed burning of forestlands is a management tool that is beneficial to North Carolina’s public safety, forest and wildlife resources, environment, and economy in the NC Prescribed Burn Act GS 133-6. Many of North Carolina’s natural ecosystems require periodic fire for their survival. Prescribed burning is essential to the perpetuation, restoration, and

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A Look Inside Wildland Fire, Pt 4

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

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A Look Inside Wildland Fire, Pt 3

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

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A Look Inside Wildland Fire, Pt 2

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

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A Look Inside Wildland Fire, Pt 1

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

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What’s Happening in Our Forest?

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies has developed a four-minute, animated short film, “What’s Happening in Our Forest?” to raise awareness about forest-health issues among the public and policymakers.

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