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Montana TNC “Fights Fire With Fire”

Mike Schaedel, Western Montana Forester for The Nature Conservancy in Montana, explains the benefits of forest thinning and prescribed burning in a video available on the Montana TNC website. The three-minute video, titled “Prescribed Burns: Fighting Fire with Fire,”showcases TNC’s partnerships with other forest managers and cooperators on a controlled burn project. By thinning trees and setting fires that mimic the natural low-intensity burns that historically reduced combustible fuel in our forests, TNC is reducing the risk of far more severe and damaging blazes in the future.