Long ago, when our nation had few people, the forces of nature governed the land and wild ecosystems adapted and thrived. One of those stewarding forces was frequent fire, which periodically cleaned out forest habitats and prevented the buildup of dead plants and trees that can lead to devastating wildfires.
Today, it is up to us to wisely steward our remaining natural lands. Our forests give us so much – clean air and water, habitat for wildlife, a place to escape and reconnect with the wonder of unspoiled nature. But forests no longer can depend on the forces of nature alone. They need our help to continue to thrive.
One of the modern principals of wise land stewardship is the careful and professional application of prescribed fire. and sister website are part of a 13-state effort to strengthen appreciation for our precious natural lands, as well as to promote understanding of and support for the key role played by prescribed fire. and are funded by the U.S. Forest Service. Thirteen state agencies implemented the project.

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