A Great Spring Prescribed Fire Season!
Friday, 29 May 2009 00:00
We are pleased to report that under our contract for prescribed fire services, the Nature Conservancy MD/DC chapter have had a record year for prescribed fire this season!
We provided fire planning, burn boss, and ignition and holding services, and prescribed fire equipment on a total of 240 acres of prescribed fire across three different TNC preserves. We burned these acres over the course of seven burn days from April9-May21 .
We were thrilled this year to be working with Sam Linblom, the Nature Conservancies regional fire manager. Sam provided plan review and oversight and his experience and expertise has really helped the MD/DC chapters fire program flourish. In addition, the Nature Conservancy MD/DC chapter hired a hardworking 3 man Seasonal crew to help prepare the firelines and crew the burns. Also new for this season was TNC's collaboration with the USFWS Blackwater Refuge fire program.
Blackwater supplied personnel and equipment for five of the burns. Their staffs expertise and and equipment helped to keep the burns efficient and safe.
The crew uses Sustainable Solutions' Polaris Ranger to lay down a foam line to burn off of
The success of this years spring season highlights the value of collaboration between the private sector, non profits, and state and federal agencies to insure that more beneficial prescribed fire gets back onto the landscape. Read more about the season and watch a short video on the MD/DC chapters website.
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