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A Bird’s Eye View of a Prescribed Fire

On Friday, May 1, 2015 the Forest Management Practices class visited a three-day old prescribed burn in the Michaux State Forest near Old Forge Road and the gas pipeline. The silvicultural purpose was to remove competition to the desired oak tree regeneration.

I used my DJI Phantom Vision 2 quadcopter to get some aerial images. The first two images clearly show the boundary of the burn. The third shows students studying the burn.

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And From the ground. The last image shows the deer fence which was the boundary of the burn.

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Here is a video from two different elevations.