The Learned Burn: Prescribed Burns to Prevent Wildfires

  A tall, determined man strode purposefully down the dusty farm road, half-hidden in a mysterious haze and smelling of sweat, smoke, and a peculiar mix of gasoline and diesel.  As he approached, I watched in fascination as he repeatedly tilted a shiny metallic torch—literally dripping livid flames along the forest border.  It was my … Continue reading The Learned Burn: Prescribed Burns to Prevent Wildfires