Scorched Earth

DSC_0551I always thought being a manager of a controlled burn would be quite interesting. Burn a few hundred to thousands of acres of pine flatwoods to simulate the natural fire cycle? Sounds like fun! But, as with everything, there is more to the story which actually makes fire science quit interesting.

I get to see the other side of the burn; the incredibly quick recovery and growth of the areas burned. Its a shame this practice is becoming so difficult due to uninformed homeowners, who ironically built their houses  to be close to nature.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s