We recently visited the Matador Wildlife Management Area in Paducah, Texas to assist with a 40-acre prescribed burn. It was a sunny day with light and variable winds, which gave us an exciting opportunity to observe fire-driven fire behavior. Ignition and mop-up were completed handily on this operation, and everyone was home for dinner.
This was TTU graduate student, Rachel Granberg's first prescribed burn. She spent her day conducting primary ignition ops, assisted by Robin Verble on secondary ignition and Seth Pearson as line boss.
A special thanks to Texas Parks and Wildlife and Derrick Holdstock for the opportunity to assist on such a great fire! We look forward to a continued relationship with the TPWD fire program.