Notes from the Field: The State Line Burn

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An Interview with Brian Browning by Cynthia Fowler and Kaycia Best.

Conducting a controlled burn across national forest boundaries and state lines requires cooperation and a well-oiled team of fire managers. The multiagency team that conducted the State Line Burn had the esprit de corps to successfully implement a prescribed fire in the mountainous terrain of the Nantahala Ranger District in North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest and the Andrew Pickens Ranger District in South Carolina’s Sumter National Forest. The 1,762-acre burn included 956 acres in North Carolina and 806 acres in South Carolina. We spoke with burn boss Brian Browning about what made it work. To read the full “Notes from the Field”, click here.