The Fire Learning Trail
is an enhanced interpretive trail with several locations throughout the Appalachian Mountains. The trail introduces visitors to the role of fire in this area as well as wildland firefighters and local history. The trail includes educational signs and a podcast-style audio tour that is available can be downloaded from this page, iTunes (search "fire learning"), or Soundcloud. Click on an episode title below to listen. After you visit or listen, join our online conversation by using #goodfire!
Daniel Boone National Forest has a lot of fire science happening. In this final episode from Daniel Boone, Jen talks with Dr. Pat Keyser from the University of Tennessee. Pat offers his insights as a fire scientist and they discuss what we know and what we still have to figure out when it comes to fire in eastern Kentucky.
In the second episode from Daniel Boone National Forest, Jen meets with Alison Coons. They discuss how the USDA Forest Service is using fire as a tool to restore Daniel Boone National Forest and how fire helps keep this forest healthy.
This is the first of three episodes from Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky. Jen talks with Chris Minor from The Nature Conservancy and Jacob Royse from the USDA Forest Service. They cover the basics of the area's fire history, research, wildfire, and controlled burns.
In our 2nd episode from Table Rock State Park, Jen talks with Michael Weeks from the South Carolina Forestry Commission. They discuss more details of the Pinnacle Mountain Fire and upcoming plans to put more (good)fire on the ground in Table Rock State Park.
Our first episode from Table Rock State Park! Get an insider's view on what it took to fight the largest wildfire in the history of upstate South Carolina. Join Jen and Poll Knowland (SC State Parks) as they discuss a fire that burned over 10,000 acres and plans to put more goodfire on the ground in Table Rock State Park.
Do you have what it takes to be a wildland firefighter? In our final episode from Linville Gorge, Jen, Greg, and Chase talk about their experiences as firefighters and fire professionals.
What happens after a wildfire or controlled burn? Jen, Greg, and Chase are back to talk about the process of succession. They discuss how this keeps our natural areas interesting and healthy.
Jen, Greg, and Chase talk about the history of fire in and around Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. They discuss current fire management and point out areas where you might see evidence from recent fires.
In 2015, North Carolina celebrated the 100 year anniversary of their state foresters. This history is closely tied to railroads, Native Americans, World War efforts, and fire. Find out more with your hosts Jen, Greg, and Chase. Get tips on how you can keep your home and community safe from wildfire.
Meet Jen, Greg, and Chase, your guides on The Fire Learning Trail! In this episode, you will get an overview of the trail, and find out where you can get more information.