Tag: prescribed fire

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.

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.

Prescribed Burning Helps Save the Family Ranch

Written by | September 27th, 2012

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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.

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, September 27

Written by | September 27th, 2012

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If you’ve ever been hankering to scuba dive a coral reef, now you can. Literally – right now!

  1. Google now offers virtual dives of the world’s coral reefs. (MNN)
  2. 20 governments agree that 100 million people will die by 2030 if the world doesn’t tackle climate change. (Scientific American)
  3. Windows that produce electricity? Laptops whose covers act as chargers? UCLA’s transparent solar film could make it possible. (LA Times)
  4. In New Mexico, we’re burning a forest to save it. (Green)
  5. Now is the moment to get children playing outside again. (Guardian)

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?

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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