Tag: prescribed burn

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 26

Written by | August 26th, 2013

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Cooking in your dishwasher? Disappearing beaches? It’s all in today’s green news.

  1. No more federal funds means endangered desert tortoises at a nature center must be euthanized. (Spokesman-Review)
  2. Air-tight food containers or canning jars + food + dishwasher = eco-friendly, efficient dishwasher cuisine. (NPR)
  3. Scientists have found the source of mercury in Pacific Ocean fish — and they say levels will only get higher. (US News and World Report)
  4. Yosemite’s Rim Fire is moving closer and a history of natural fire suppression isn’t helping. (National Geographic)
  5. As Florida beaches erode, sand is getting harder and harder to find. (The New York Times)

How Fire Can Restore a Forest (TIME LAPSE VIDEO)

Written by | July 24th, 2013

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Photographer Rich Reid puts his equipment to the test documenting a controlled burn and amazing forest regrowth at Georgia’s Moody Forest Natural Area.

Father’s Day: Playing with Fire

Written by | June 10th, 2013

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As kids we’re taught not to play with fire. So how do you explain your job to your sons when you’re setting managed, controlled fires for a living? The Conservancy’s Sam Lindblom shares his story.

Does Snow Burn?

Written by | March 29th, 2013

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From the classroom to nature — college students battle a blizzard to learn about the restorative power of fire along Nebraska’s Niobrara River.

Farming Carbon with Fire: Helping Northern Australia Restore Natural Burn Patterns

Written by | January 17th, 2013

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Dr. Michael Looker shares some big news from Fish River Station and what it could mean for Indigenous Australians and traditional fire regimes across the north.

A Good Thing for Our Forests

Written by | October 10th, 2012

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When it comes to fire, there is good fire and bad fire. Good fire restores health to a dying forest, prevents megafires from consuming life and protects our water.

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.

Was 2011 the Year of Mega-Fire?

Written by | December 28th, 2011

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If you lived in the American Southwest, 2011 indeed was the year of fire for you. Why? And more importantly, what can be done?

Fire as a Conservation Method?

Written by | March 5th, 2009

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Fire — that magical, powerful phenomena — can threaten societies. It can also do wonders for nature at the same time. Some Conservancy scientists recently published a paper discussing this very thing. It’s short and well worth reading — it gives you a basic understanding of the importance of fire to the health of many […]

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