Despite having little to no shade from the summer sun, constantly checking for huge ticks, and poison ivy lurking in the brush, Purple Crew completed their first project at Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary, ending every day with smiles and laughter. We spent our time there prepping about one acre of land for an upcoming prescribed burn.
The days were filled with chainsawing Ashe juniper trees and hauling brush to the appropriate distance, laying it around live fuel in order to create creeping fires.
Learning about prescribed fires was extremely interesting to me and I gained a new appreciation for all the people involved in the hard work it takes to safely create and maintain these burns. If our crew wasn’t busy with projects and hitches you would most likely catch us in our free time watching the burn!
Stephanie Fox – Conservation & Disaster Crew Member (Purple)