Thursday, March 19, 2009
Harry Hampton Fund and S.C. Prescribed Fire Council
The Harry Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund demonstrated its stewardship for the practice of controlled burning by awarding a $2000 grant to the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council. The mission statement of the S.C. Prescribed Fire Council is to foster cooperation among all parties in the Palmetto State with an interest in prescribed fire. This exchange of information and promotion and use of prescribed fire will help to ensure that it does not become a dwindling practice. Prescribed fire harnesses a natural element and is very beneficial landscape management tool, one that makes for healthier trees and increased biodiversity. The Harry Hampton Fund is a forward-thinking private corporation that partners with SCDNR for the promotion of education, research, and management in order to benefit conservation of wildlife, and out natural resources. The S.C. Prescribed Fire Council was among the first of the fire councils formed, and was modeled after the Florida Council which was born after the Florida wildfires. Wildfire in South Carolina is not out of the realm of possibilities if the use of prescribed fire becomes greatly curtailed for any reason. Woods smoke from prescribed fire in the winter is a symbol of a healthy ecosystem and caring land managers. Lowcountryoutdoors.com will soon be posting PL-ACE meeting information on the website about an upcoming new trend in prescribed fire, so stay tuned.....
To view past blog entries about prescribed fire click here.