B.C. First Nation sets fires to save bison
CBC News, 20 June 2013

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: A First Nation band is reviving the age-old practice of controlled burning in order to improve the health of forests and restore the population of the wood bison in a corner of northeastern B.C., in Canada. While it may seem counterintuitive, controlled burning can actually mitigate forest fires, by removing dry growth that in hot weather could lead to bigger, more damaging fires. The benefits of controlled burning have been documented in Australia’s Western Desert. Read the article …