Red Hills Fire Festival was a prescribed burning at Tall Timbers Conservancy.
Consisting of 300,000 acres, the Red Hills Region stretches across Thomasville, Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida.
“Through sensitive forestry practices that integrate wildlife values and prescribed burning, landowners have made a significant contribution to maintaining the biological heritage of the Red Hills.” (Tall Timbers Conservancy)
Prescribed burning is an applied natural process to reduce wildfire risk and guarantee a healthy ecosystem.
The longer an ecosystem goes without a natural wildfire, the more vegetative fuel accumulates, creating extremely hazardous conditions when the area does succumb to a fire.
Fire movement is an essential aspect of determining fire behavior. Fire requires oxygen, fuel, and heat.
Vegetation is the primary fuel of wildfires and their arrangement influences the transfer of heat.
Heat transfer includes three mechanisms: convection, radiation, and conduction.
Fuel, weather, topography are the main indicators of fire behavior in wilderness fires.
Controlled burning can also improve forest access, improve wildlife or grazing habitats, and preserve fire-dependent species. Though fire can often be a destructive force, it is also paramount to creating new life.