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Burning By The Seat Of My Pants

May 20, 2022 3:29 pm Source: https://www.wildlandfirefighter.com/2022/05/20/burning-by-the-seat-of-my-pants/ Back in the 1970s, I had graduated with a degree in Natural Resource Management and had four fire seasons with the US Forest Service under my belt. I was now working as a range conservationist for a state agency and fighting fires as a part of their militia. One day, my boss…

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For Tribes, ‘Good Fire’ Key to Restoring Nature and People

October 29, 2021 2:59 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/10/29/for-tribes-good-fire-key-to-restoring-nature-and-people/ By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer WEITCHPEC, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Azzuz stood in prayer on a Northern California mountainside, arms outstretched, grasping a handmade torch of dried wormwood branches, the fuel her Native American ancestors used for generations to burn underbrush in thick forest. “Guide our hands as we bring fire…

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Vacaville, CA Prescribed Burn

June 23, 2021 4:48 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/23/vacaville-ca-prescribed-burn/ Controlled burn and training   (Solana NewsNet, YouTube)   Solana NewsNet May 26, 2021: Crews from the Vacaville Fire Department and nearby allied agencies set fire to dry vegetation on Callen Hill near Allison Drive on Wednesday as part of a controlled burn and training event ahead of this year’s wildfire season….

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Calls to Increase Prescribed Burns Face Obstacles

June 22, 2021 11:57 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/22/calls-to-increase-prescribed-burns-face-obstacles/ “The program has to last forever.”   FILE – This Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, shows charred trunks of Ponderosa pines near Sisters, Ore., months after a prescribed burn removed vegetation, smaller trees and other fuel ladders last spring. Hundreds of millions of acres of forests have become overgrown, prone to wildfires…

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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Closes Due to Burnout

June 7, 2021 3:34 pm Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/2021/06/07/gila-cliff-dwellings-national-monument-closes-due-to-burnout/ Crews doing a burnout to keep wildfire from monument     SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in southwestern New Mexico is closed to the public while crews conduct a burnout operation to reduce the risk of a wildfire burning toward the monument and the nearby community…

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California Sees More Wildfires as Drought Intensifies

May 25, 2021 11:25 am Source: https://wildlandfirefighter.com/feed/ Fires so far have burned nearly five times as much acreage as they did last year at this time.   California Gov. Gavin Newsom jumps out of a new Sikorsky S70i Black Hawk firefighting helicopter after arriving to highlight new firefighting equipment and his proposed $2 billion investment in wildfire and emergency…

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