Fire ignites dry sage brush and junipers as a prescribed burn flares up. Controlled burns are started in an attempt to manage the threat of wild land fire, a growing problem with drought increasing the size and intensity of fire because of climate change. Hot flames of prescribed burns reduce brush on Bureau of Land Management rangeland in eastern Oregon.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- The Big Open_Public Lands_National Geographic magazine and book 8/2001