Fuel Treatment Units Slow the Wallow Fire– Allow Firefighters to Safely Attack
As the main fire enters the 1⁄2 mile-wide White Mountain Stewardship Fuel Treatment units located above Alpine, the blaze drops from up in the tree crowns down to the surface level. The fire’s rate-of-spread dramatically slows. Thanks to the influence of these previously developed treatment units—implemented beginning in 2004—flame lengths are now low enough to allow firefighters to safely attack the fire and protect homes and property. The White Mountain Conservation League was a founding member of the Stewardship Project.