Craven County Ranger, Greg Riggs, from the NC Forest Service, spoke about his role as the county ranger. He give an overview of the forests in Craven County. Specifically, there was a focus regarding prescribed fires in the forest.
Prescribed fire is a forest management tool used to maintain the health of the forest ecosystem. He explained the process and discussed the difference between good fire and bad fire.
A field trip to view a burn site will be planned for July.
The Carolina Nature Coalition is a volunteer community organization based in New Bern, North Carolina, whose mission is to raise public awareness of environmental issues and engage citizens in meaningful community action.
All programs are free and open to the public.
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