Logo Prescribed Burn at Nature Conservancy Preserves
April 2017 - North Carolina and Georgia
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Copyright (2017)

My friends at The Nature Conservancy invited me to photograph prescribed burns at two of their preserves
near the Georgia-North Carolina border.   One is in Georgia; the other in NC.   Prescribed burns are used to
simulate fire, which keeps grasslands and forests healthy, and helps restore rare plant communities.


Site 1 - Low Mountain Seepage Fen, NC (Eller):


Pre-burn_Briefing
A pre-burn briefing was conducted at each site


Test_fire_ignition
Ignition of test fire


Perimeter



Fire_progression



Drip_torch
Drip torch


Crew



Fire-smoke



Road_perimeter



Fire



Torch_prep
Prepping propane torch


TNC_managers



Checking_progress



Flames




Site 2 - Low Mountain Seepage Fen, Georgia (Reed Br):

Fire-initiation
Test fire and subsequent ignition


Line_of_fire



Fire



Upper_section



Smoke_walking



Burning_well



Igniting_another_line
Due to another commitment, I had to leave before this burn was completed...



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