Southern Appalachian RC&D FAC Coalition

Making things happen for the Appalachian Mountains

Fire & Smoke in North Georgia

North Georgia is experiencing the worst drought that most can remember with many areas not having seen rain for up to 52 days. The extremely dry conditions, low humidity, constant winds coupled with the normal leaf fall creates a tinder box with only one spark needed...

Prepare for an Approaching Wildfire

WARNING: This may sound like a broken record, but I can’t say it enough:   Pay close attention to what’s going on around you here in the mountains of North Georgia right now. If you smell smoke, any smoke, check it out, call it in, and get away from it. We are...

SMOKY WAS WRONG: WHY OUR FORESTS NEED FIRE

MASON ADAMS · 18 AUG 16 · AUGUST 2016 · GO OUTSIDE The first reports of the fire in Shenandoah National Park arrived at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, citing smoke several miles up the Rocky Mount Trail in the south district. Shenandoah National Park Assistant Fire...

Smokey Bear – Only You Can Prevent Wildfires!

On August 9, 2016, Smokey Bear celebrated a birthday—his 72nd to be exact. Smokey is the emblematic image that fronts the longest-running public service announcement in U.S. history. A 2012 poll showed 96 percent of Americans recognized Smokey. One might ask how he...

Ember Showers – Fire from Above

Wildland-Urban fires have plagued the United States for centuries. One urban-wildland fire in the recent past includes the Hayman Fire in Colorado. The devastation caused by this fire was massive; the Hayman Fire burned 137,000 acres and destroyed over 600...

The Concept of the Home Ignition Zone

The concept of the home ignition zone was developed by USDA Forest Service fire scientists in the late 1990s, following experimental research into how homes ignite due to the effects of radiant heat.  The primary goal for Firewise landscaping is fuel...

Southern Appalachian RC&D FAC Coalition
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