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Controlled Forest Burn, White Mountains

Controlled burn along the Kancamagus Highway (route 112) which is one of New England's scenic byways in the White Mountains, New Hampshire.
May 2011 Controlled Forest Burn – White Mountains, NH 

Controlled Forest Burn, White Mountains – The above photo is of a controlled burn that was done by Forest Service in May of 2011 along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. I was able to document the burn site at three different stages of regrowth and was surprised at how quick the forest recouped.

Even though the forest looks ugly after a fire, controlled burns (also known as prescribed burning) are routinely used in forestry management to help in the renewing of forests. I am not an expert on controlled burns so if you are interested, you can learn more about them here.

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