Northeast Fire Program
Northeast Region

Managing Fire to Benefit Wildlife and People Video

Why do we burn on National Wildlife Refuges? How are animals protected? What do we do to keep smoke away from people? Find out by viewing this video about controlled burning on National Wildlife Refuges. Stunning footage of wildlife and personal interviews with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service firefighters tell the story about how fire helps rejuvenate natural areas for generations to enjoy.

The video prominently features a controlled burn at Patuxent Research Refuge in Maryland and retired refuge Senior Biologist Holliday Obrecht and Park Ranger Jennifer Hill. It also includes Steve Hubner of the Northeast Fire Program and Katherine Hypolite, a volunteer from AmeriCorps, a partnership coordinated by Hubner.

Run time 8:41.

Last updated: February 27, 2013