Restoration in a Fire Forest: The Benefits of Burning

“All of the benefits that we care about – whether that’s wildlife or safer communities, safer houses, safer firefighters, green forests to recreate in – that all depends on our ability to put fire back on the ground in a controlled way.”

Wildfire has historically played an important role in the health and structure of Oregon’s dry forests. Prescribed fire is a valuable tool used to restore forest health, increase firefighter safety, and better protect nearby human resources in these fire-adapted landscapes.

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