Wildland Fire in the Southern Appalachians
Fire has shaped Southern Appalachian forests for a long time, and has a natural role in the forest ecosystem. Today's enhanced national strategy for addressing wildland fire reflects a better understanding of fire science and the relationships between fire, forests, and people. The three main goals for managing wildfire are listed below.
- Use prescribed fire to restore and maintain natural areas traditionally had periodically experienced wildland fire. Visit Smokey Bear to learn more about prescribed fire.
- Create fire-adapted communities. Learn how to keep your family and home safe from wildfire.
- Prevent wildfires, and put them out safely. Visit Smokey Bear to see how you can help prevent wildfires.
To learn about wildland fire, visit the new exhibit, Wildland Fire in the Southern Appalachians. The exhibit is located at the Cradle of Forestry.
There are lots of exciting changes at the Cradle of Forestry. Visit us in Pisgah Forest today!