Fire “is like giving the forest a bath”

Whaley Prescribed Fire Black Hills of South Dakota
The Whaley Prescribed Fire in the Black Hills of South Dakota, January 13, 2016. Photo by Bill Gabbert.

In this video, Matt Jolly, an ecologist at the U.S. Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station, talks about the natural and important role of fire in maintaining a healthy ecosystem. He explains that fire “is like giving the forest a bath”.

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+

One thought on “Fire “is like giving the forest a bath””

  1. And these “Fire Baths” are drowning the Rogue Valley baby these last two summers. This fraud known as “Let it Burn” must end NOW. Using fire for land management purposes in the height of fire season is the height of abuse. The prescribed burn plan for every acre of federal land, which replaces the thinning and management that timber used to do, is killing us.

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