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Prescribed burn at South Spit to help restore habitat for endangered bird

This Bureau of Land Management conducted a prescribed burn at South Spit dunes in northern California to reduce European beach grass. The invasive species makes it harder for the Western snowy plover to survive. The bird is listed as "threatened" under the federal Endangered Species Act.

Keeping a handle on prescribed burn.
Above and below: firefighters patrol for stray flames.
Two firefighters beat down stray flames

Below: keeping watch over the burning area.
Firefighters stand watch over the burning area

Firefighters discuss tactics

Above: Discussing tactics

Below: Walking a fire break
Walking a fire break

To News.bytes, issue 148

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3/11/04


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