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Living with Fire: How Prescribed Burns Benefit Nature and People
May 26, 2011
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
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Learn about The Nature Conservancy’s approach to fire as a conservation tool in an interview with Blane Heumann, Director of Fire Management. Fire has been shaping the face of the planet since its beginning. Even now, thousands of acres are burning somewhere on Earth every day. Fire is an essential natural process, powerful and potentially dangerous. Fire is a conservation issue because many areas around the world depend on fire to maintain native species, habitats and landscapes. It is a complex issue because it rarely stands alone, interacting in multiple ways with human activity and communities.