Fire Management
Pacific Region

Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

This picture from Deer Flat NWR shows thick brush that may pose a hazard to the community in the event of a wildfire


Refuge fire managers completed four projects to reduce wildfire risk in this fast-growing community, where numerous fast-moving lightning and human-caused fires occur each year. Fire staff used a tracked brush cutter to reduce hazardous brush on 70 forested acres.
This treatment, in combination with past thinning,
clearing, and fuel breaks, will reduce potential fire behavior, and increase the effectiveness of local engine crews when fires occur.

This picture from Deer Flat NWR shows vegetation after thinningAfter

Last updated: September 9, 2008
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