Managing Arizona wildfires

May 16, 2012

Wally Covington, executive director of the Ecological Restoration Institute at NAU, explains why certain parts of Arizona are prone to wildfires and what can be done to minimize their damage.

Covington says fire season usually isn’t anything to worry about if proper precautions are taken and control of the flames is maintained. Covington says fires act as self-regulating mechanisms for the environment, so the goal isn’t to stop fires entirely. He says it’s important to thin out fire-prone areas to keep flames from getting out of control.

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