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NRCS Programs Kept Landowner Out of the Line of Fire

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NRCS Programs Kept Landownder Out of the Line of Fire

Mr. Benny Dobson installed fire lines through EQIP program to contain site prep burn on 40-acre tract, saving it from wildfire and preventing spread.

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Earlier this month, we went out to see how effective fire lines can be. The landowner, Mr. Benny Dobson installed fire lines through our EQIP program. He had a 40-acre tract bordering US Forest Service land that had been clear cut and needed to prepare the tract for planting by spraying and burning. He installed fire lines to prevent the site prep burn from spreading beyond his tract. It turns out that those fire lines served a dual purpose - they kept his site prep burn contained and months later saved his newly planted tract from a wildfire burning on the US Forest Service land.




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