what is prescribed fire?
Prescribed fire is a planned or controlled burn, it’s a form of fire management used to clear areas of forest of fuel (shrubs, dry plant matter) that could help spread a wildfire.
why prescribed fire?
Prescribed fires have the ability to prevent or reduce the catastrophic fires that are becoming all too common in California. Cal Fire chief Ken Pimlott said it best “A little bit of smoke now and a little bit of inconvenience now is well worth offsetting these large damaging fires.” After the horrific events of the Camp Fire its time we as Californians take responsibility of our land and our forest so we can prevent another massive loss of life and livelihood.