Wednesday, 11 July 2012

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At the Conservancy, our hearts go out to everyone suffering from the recent megafires that have drastically impacted people's homes, lives and livelihoods across North America. In times like these our hope above all is for the safety of firefighters and residents, with minimal loss of property.

So far in 2012 more than 50 Conservancy staff have worked on wildfires affecting more than a dozen states. Our fire team stands at the ready to continue to help state and firefighting efforts when called upon. In addition to our fire team, Conservancy staffs also live in communities that are facing the threat of megafires. They have been generous enough to offer their personal perspectives in our Wildfire Journal.

We would be honored to hear about your experience with the fires. We are all in this together and by sharing our stories across the country, we can support each other.

Thank you in advance for reading our stories and sharing yours.


Comments from the Community


Nellye
Thank you for the work you are doing in natural conservation.

Abou
Hello I am happy to share my experiences and values that I believe in deeply. I believe that nature conservation must be a daily act, everyday actions through our lifestyle, our consumption, our means of transport, in short the way we do and how we use it. For example, my principle in the consumption pattern is to remove any food for which doubts weigh on toxic or cause illness, especially if I cannot see its benefits on my body. Return in this example, the judgment in 1999, taking drinks prefabricated, that is to say, to make by the members of our family drinks from fruits and vegetables. Another example is the awareness of my wife and my daughters to stop using food broths. Initially, they all said it was impossible. But testing trials, we didn’t consume these food broths in the house since 2004. The other experience I want to share is the systematic recycling of all household waste by earthworm composting in the house. Interest in these examples is to have trained with pedagogy that suits a number of relatives, neighbors, colleagues and especially students.

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11-23-12 PLEASE LISTEN TO ME ON TIME SEE HOW FASTER CAME TO AMERICA THE NATURAL DISASTERS.LIKE SANDY. BECAUSE THE AFRICA WARS.NEDD TO STOP. AND THE POLLUTION ON AIR,WATER, AND LAND. URGENT TO STAR USE MAGNETIC ENERGY GENERATORR FOR CURENT.WEBS-MAGNETIC ENERGY GENERATOR UK.ORG &http://jnaudinfreefr.kapagen/index.htm LOndon iNgland. under HEAL PLANET. IS TIME TO STAR 24/7 GLOBAL NEED TO STOP ALL WARS. NEED TO REPEAR TEH HOZONO CAPS IN NORTH AND SOUTH POLES.NEDD TO CHAIN OIL FOR MAGNETIC SUN AND WIND ENERGY 24/7 365 GLOBAL. STO WASTE BILLONS DOLLARS GO MARS. WHEN WE HAVE MARS PLANET HERE SOON. IS NO STOP POLLUTION. GO BE EARTH WITH NO LIFE,,NO AIR, NO FOOD.NO GROWN TO GROW FOOD. BECAUASE THE MEN ABUSE OF LOT IN THE EARTH PLANET OK. THAT SEROIS NEED TO BE ATENDEN NOW 24/7.PLEASE TANK YOU VERY MUCH. SR. GABRIEL AVILES GOMEZ. AT2440-BARGE.RD.SW.STE.#203,ATLANTA. GA.30331-5244 U.S.A. ACT NOW. LIVING BETTER TOMOROW. G.A.G. 11-23-12 AT-1.7P.M.

daisy
enviorment is important

Maria D.
My very first experiences with the Nature Conservancy involved some volunteer work I did as a teenager at at planned prairie burn on Conservancy land in southwest Ohio. As part of the Junior Society of the Cincinnati Natural History Museum, I volunteered at outdoor programs in Adams County, Ohio. The lead Nature Conservancy ecologist brought us in to help prepare three areas of naturally-occurring prairie land in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains there. In some prairies we only cut down the tall trees to see if permitting sunlight to reach the grasses would help them to survive. More dramatic, in two areas we did some clearing first and then created an encircling fire break. Our jobs were to prevent the "controlled" fire from escaping beyond the fire break. By the end of the day, I was exhausted but elated that I some work to help in a large-scaled science experiment. I am certain that experience is why I remain interested in ecology and natural history to this day.

Scott
In 1976 I spent my first summer as a wildland fire fighter working for the USDA Forest Service. Twenty of my 34 fire season career was as a Smoke Jumper working most of my time out of Missoula, MT. I finished my career three years ago as a fire manager and continue to take assignments as an AD Line Safety Officer.

Carol Kronenwetter
"Fire, Wind, and Rain" are nature's way of helping itself grow year after year. Man and Woman are just part of Nature's growth.

wako
sorry,am wako who sent the earlier comment.

Anonymous
I live in northern kenya,within the areas of northern rangeland trust.i like nature and participate in conservation of natural resources within community land,i would like the NRT to extends its work to areas of KINNA,and its environs to help the locals in conservation of natural resources found in the area.

John
Just recently found out about Nature Conservancy through A lady of television talk show talking about the thinning of forests in Arizona. I learned about the White Mountain Forest Restoration Partnership which I'm very interested in. I have a home in the Sitgreaves National forest and hope to retire there in two years. Also have a small saw mill and have been cuttin some of the logs from the fires and beetle damage into wood for projects. Hope I can be of help more into the future to save our beautiful forests. Thanks John
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