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Success Story: Bald Knob Wildfire (2015)

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Bald Knob Wildfire – Pisgah National Forest, NC

Collaboration is Key – Fuel Treatments that Allowed Fire Management Objectives to Include Restoring Fire Adapted Ecosystems

Nicholas Larson (District Ranger, Pisgah National Forest)
Clint Cross (Regional Fuels Specialist, USFS Southern Regional Office)
Jim Menakis (Fire Ecologist, USFS WO Fire & Aviation Management)

The Bald Knob wildfire was started by lightning on July 14, 2015. Previous fuel treatments under the Grandfather Restoration Project (CFLRP) were key to enabling managers to decide that the appropriate fire management response was to manage the wildfire for resource benefits while providing for fire fighter and public safety.