fire and smoke

It’s been a busy week for me at the canyon. Continuing my research about fire, I met with Windy Bunn the fire ecologist for the park and discussed the history of fire in the canyon and the need to keep the forest that interfaces with the village clean for safety and a healthy renewal of the land. I really was hoping to see a prescribed burn in action and it just so happened that the next day one was scheduled.

JoshMillerBurnBoss_1501Windy set off a quick email to Josh Miller, the “burn boss” and he was happy to have me ride along.

KBFireOutfitIn order to ride with Josh and get out of the vehicle, I had to don the official yellow shirt and hard hat.

The beginning of a prescribed burn.

The beginning of a prescribed burn.

Fire lighters burn the perimeter.

Fire lighters burn the perimeter.

It quickly burns the litter

It quickly burns the litter

Damaged and weak trees succumb to the flames

Damaged and weak trees succumb to the flames

 





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4 Comments

  1. Susan Blevins February 14, 2015 at 11:32 pm #

    Fascinating! Great pic of you in your yellow gear and hard hat!!

  2. M.Thomas February 15, 2015 at 12:34 am #

    Hot!

  3. Catherine Naylor February 16, 2015 at 3:13 pm #

    Never thought I’d see one of those!

    So glad I’m on your email list.

    Love from Illinois, the state I’m living in now.

    Catherine

  4. David & Carol Farmer February 16, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    Kathleen, it’s great to see you out there on the front line,
    One professional interfacing with others in different spheres.
    We love your photographs!

    David&Carol