11 Jun '11, 7pm

The Conservancy's fire crew has been sent to the front lines of Arizona's massive Wallow Fire.

The Nature Conservancy’s Southern Rockies Wildland Fire Module is on the front lines of the Wallow Fire, working hard to protect property and land in eastern Arizona. Their first shift on the ground was a grueling 24 hours in searing Arizona heat . As soon as they cleared the lines, all they wanted was to find a place to sleep for a couple hours. Then, it was back to the front lines with hundreds of other crew members to face the fury of the fire. This unique team was created by the Conservancy’s Colorado Chapter in April 2008 to help restore Colorado’s forests with safe, scientific burns. The team is also trained to help federal agencies on the front lines during wildland fires . Additionally, the Conservancy fire team provides opportunities to partner with other agencies and build credibility in forest management. Every year, team members attend a two-week training for n...

Full article: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica...

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