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  • A firefighter with a shovel and drip torch walks through a smoky forest.
    USFS fireifghter, Sergio Olvera, patrols a fire perimeter line during the Tallulah Gorge prescribed fire on March 17, 2016. Photo by Holly Krake, USFS.

    Tallulah Gorge prescribed fire

    February 17, 2014 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. For the fifth time in ten years, North Georgia‚Äôs Tallulah Gorge will see a prescribed fire, as part of an effort to restore and maintain wildlife habitat in and along the two-mile-long canyon. Controlled burns have long been used to manage for habitat and timber, and help prevent destructive wildfires. Additionally, at Tallulah Gorge the burns are done to help rare plants and animals, and in fact, previous burns at Tallulah Gorge have already yielded results, improving habitat for several rare and declining native plant and animal species.  Learn more...

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