Environmental Recovery After the Dolan Fire

By Cynthia McIntyreNovember 5, 2020

Even in a fire-adapted ecosystem, a wildfire can cause immense damage. The act of fighting and suppressing a fire means bulldozing fire lines and cutting trees. When the Dolan Fire encroached onto Fort Hunter Liggett Sept. 8, 2020, it also meant firefighters ignited backfires to create a barrier between the uncontrolled fire and the cantonment. Lisa Cipolla, Cultural Resources Program Manager, describes some of the measures taken to assist environmental recovery after a wildfire.