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Bent Creek Controlled Burn

Updated: Friday, April 26 2013, 10:01 PM EDT
Rangers at the U.S. Forest Service ignited 33 acres of the Bent Creek Experimental Forest. It's a controlled burn that's part of a multi-year research project on the ecology of mountain hardwood forests. Rangers burned three small pieces of land to learn more about the effects of prescribed burns. Rangers say these burns will also help them reduce the effects of catastrophic wildfires in the future. Bent Creek Controlled Burn


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