Fire Starter: Why We Burn

Conservation often means more than legal protection of land. At a recent controlled burn, fire manager Bob Bale explains why The Nature Conservancy uses fire to restore North American forests.


The Benefits of Prescribed Fire

The Nature Conservancy supports the use of controlled burning to manage landscapes that have adapted over millennia to periodic fire. The Nature Conservancy and its partners use professionally managed controlled burns to help maintain the health of forests, woodlands, grasslands, prairies and marshes throughout the South, the United States and beyond. Learn more at