Written by Jeremy Bailey | March 29th, 2013
From the classroom to nature — college students battle a blizzard to learn about the restorative power of fire along Nebraska’s Niobrara River.
Written by Jeremy Bailey | October 10th, 2012
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.
Written by Darci Palmquist | September 27th, 2012
A new study from the Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in Nebraska shows that prescribed burning of grasslands could be the key to sustainable family ranching.
Written by Megan Sheehan | September 27th, 2012
Written by Blane Heumann | April 26th, 2012
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.
Written by Jon Schwedler | December 28th, 2011
If you lived in the American Southwest, 2011 indeed was the year of fire for you. Why? And more importantly, what can be done?
Written by Blane Heumann | September 8th, 2009
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 [...]
Written by Wendy Fulks | July 31st, 2009
In 1999, a year after widespread, drought-driven fires caused extensive damage to the country’s forests, the Mexican government began looking for ways to improve and strengthen its national fire program. But, like many governments, they assumed that all burning was bad and focused their efforts on ways to prevent people living in rural areas from [...]