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Prescribed Fire on the Dolores Ranger District

Prescribed fire is a part of life in Southwestern Colorado. Designed to reduce the chance of catastrophic wildfire and restore or maintain healthy forests, many prescribed fires take place in the urban/wildland interface, where communities and public lands meet. KSJD’s Cara Gildar talks with Matt Traynham, Dolores District Fire Management Officer about the prescribed fire planning process and the upcoming season.

Cara came to the Four Corners to work for the Forest Service, stayed for the community radio station. She’s a lifelong public radio and independent media fan who’s watched KSJD grow from its early days.