Prescribed Fires

Step 3: Discussion Questions

Before this lesson, what was your opinion of forest fires? Has your opinion changed? If so, how?

What role does fire play in Longleaf pine ecosystems?

What are the benefits to conducting prescribed burns? What are the potential downsides?

Would you expect land that was burned by a wildfire to recover in the same amount of time as land affected by a prescribed burn? Why or why not?

What other environmental issues do you think Landsat satellite observations could aid? Can you think of issues for which it would not be helpful? 

Based on the knowledge you have gained throughout this lesson, would you recommend the continued use of prescribed burns as a land management technique? Why or why not?