Prescribed Fire 2018-03-30T23:57:54+00:00

PRESCRIBED FIRE
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“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.”

John Ruskin

PRESCRIBED FIRE

Prescribed fire is different from a naturally occurring “wildfire.” In a prescribed fire, trained professionals carefully select a target area for administering low-intensity, controlled burns. The purpose of a prescribed fire is to simulate natural fires. Fire is like many other natural processes (think rain or animal migration) and if suppressed or removed from the landscape negatively impacts plant and animal health. A prescribed burn is a safe, calculated method to improve wildlife habitat as while still ensuring that property and people remain out of harm’s way.

Wilderness Workshop supports bringing fire back to the landscape on public lands. Ideally, prescribed fires will occur more regularly on the White River National Forest and BLM lands at the discretion of the two agencies. We support these efforts and help officials by educating the public and communicating with the press about upcoming burns and what the public can expect in each instance.

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Regeneration in the valley

July 16th, 2016|

After the Hunter Creek Valley prescribed burn, officials making sure only native plants take hold Aspen [...]

Hunter Creek Valley restoration advances to next stage

July 8th, 2016|

Experts have spotted clues that wildlife has already benefitted from a prescribed burn undertaken in Hunter [...]

Friendly Fire

June 5th, 2016|

With summer heat on Western Slope's doorstep, prescribed burns benefit wildlife, limit fuel buildup MOLINA — [...]

Hunter Creek prescribed fire successfully treats 900 acres

May 16th, 2016|

The right weather and the right fuel conditions converged Saturday and the White River National Forest [...]

The Wilderness Workshop is the conservation watchdog of nearly 3 million acres of public lands in western Colorado.

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