Thursday, May 28, 2015

Timelapse: Vine Creek prescribed fire (Jasper National Park) - May 23, 2015

If you thought the first timelapse video of the Vine Creek prescribed fire in Jasper National Park was awesome. This next one will blow you away. Visible from Highway 16, Parks Canada fire crews used helicopters to burn 500 hectares of forest on the slopes of Mount Greenock, on the west side of Athabasca River, May 23. The area is known as the Vine Creek fire unit. The Vine Creek prescribed fire was in the works for more than eight years, but was continually postponed as Parks waited for the perfect conditions to carry it out. Check out Thursday's Fitzhugh to learn more about prescribed fires in Jasper National Park.Credit: Parks Canada, R. Bray.

Posted by The Fitzhugh on Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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