Tag: Blane Heumann

Reflections on 50 Years of Burning in The Nature Conservancy

Written by | April 26th, 2012

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In 1962, Dr. Don Lawrence set out to do what never had been done before at the Conservancy: he was going to burn nature to save it.

Controlled Burning: Is It Worth It?

Written by | September 8th, 2009

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Blane Heumann is director of fire management for The Nature Conservancy. On August 26, a controlled burn (also known as a prescribed fire) got away from a federal fire crew in Yosemite National Park. The Big Meadow fire, which was planned to span one day and 91 acres, is being mopped up today after having […]

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