The 2017 spring burn season started out pretty wet. We would get a few days of rain followed by a day or two of drier weather that we could burn, then the rain returned. The weather eventually began to cooperate, though we were seeing a quicker “green up” so we knew we had our work cut out for us. 53 burns on our list and the crew kicked it into high gear.
Our 2017 burn season looked differently than in the past. 3 members of the crew have received advanced training in Wildland Fire and are certified burn bosses. This allowed the Quercus crew to split into two different directions on most days and really contributed to us getting very close to completing all the burns on our list. Our crew members worked many long days, all while conducting burns in a safe, efficient, and professional manner.
Spring 2017 Summary: 49 burns, 86 burn units, 1623 acres, 18 burn days.