May 26, 2017, 8:56 pm
Features
Prescribed Burning
Written by Dan Scheffing

In the “pine barrens” most of the day.  Low, level sandy tracts; the pines wide apart; the sunny spaces between full of beautiful abounding grasses. liatris, long, wand like solidago, saw palmettos, etc., covering the ground in garden style.  Here, I sauntered in delightful freedom, meeting none of the cat clawed vines, or shrubs of the alluvial bottoms.”

John Muir

The above quote was part of Muir’s diary as he walked the Southeast on his epic journey across the United States.  What Muir saw is as appealing to many land managers today as it was to him then.  What he saw was the result of fire.

 
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