New Jersey: prescribed fire at Delaware Water Gap

On April 6th, 2016, wildland firefighters from multiple agencies worked with personnel from the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area to help reduce the number of invasive plants on 200 acres near Walpack Center, New Jersey. They expect the treatment will give native plant species the chance to repopulate and thrive.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

2 thoughts on “New Jersey: prescribed fire at Delaware Water Gap”

  1. It’s always nice to see some good fires being put down on the ground. I’ll never look at prescribed fire the same way after working in the Southeast though. We were doing 800-1000 acre units with 9 folks and a helicopter or around 300 acres hand burning with the same number of folks. The target was always to ignite at least 100 acres an hour with hand ignitions, in timber. Going back to ten acre field or slash burns with 20 people just won’t be the same!

  2. I was thinking about this so I looked it up, thanks for posting this. I was close by when this started!

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