Video describes how fire in Colorado was managed to enhance forest health

Doe Fire video
Screengrab from the video below.

This video uploaded to YouTube on July 3, 2019 describes how the Doe Canyon Fire in Southwest Colorado was managed to enhance forest health.

It is interesting how the U.S. Forest Service has been recently using the term “good fire”. They probably think it means more to the public than some of the descriptions heard in the past, such as “fire managed for resource benefit”.

The agency is also increasingly using professional quality videos, like the National Park Service has done for years in South Florida, to educate the public about how they manage fire dependent ecosystems.

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+

3 thoughts on “Video describes how fire in Colorado was managed to enhance forest health”

  1. Low intensity rx fire is probably the hardest to implement.
    Great video showing drone use and ignition.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Thanks for posting this Bill. San Juan NF Dolores Ranger District and BLM Tres Rios Field Office work out of the same Public Lands office in Dolores, CO. It’s a unique partnership that combines Federal resources between two different agencies of the Dept. of Agriculture and the Interior Dept. I got to watch the Doe Canyon Fire develop over a period of weeks as the Benchmark Lookout only six miles away. An excellent USFS and BLM cooperate effort.

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