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Mitigation tactic - disk fuel break

There are tools we easily associate with wildland fire fighting; shovels, Pulaski tools, chainsaws; but a disc plow? Prevention and Mitigation Specialists in Winnemucca spent the spring building fire breaks along highways with this unlikely tool.

 
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Fuels/sage grouse Habitat treatment - Vegas valley type 2 IA hand Crew

We visited the Vegas Valley Hand Crew on the South Steptoe Watershed to see firsthand how their fuels/sage grouse habitat work was going.

 
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Sadler Fire - 20 years later

We toured dirt roads south of Elko to check out the fire scar of the Sadler Fire, examining the effectiveness of fuel treatments 20 years after the fire.

 
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Mitigation Tactic - fuel thinning with rotary cutteR

This winter, heavy equipment operators in Battle Mountain used these mighty machines to thin fuels on public lands.

 
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battle mountain tanker base - Air Tankers

After the first operational period of the #BuffaloFire we visited the Battle Mountain Tanker Base to see the Large Air Tankers (LATs) that had dropped fire retardant on the fire.

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Fire crews assist in mountain rescue