During the weekend of 10/23-10/25/2010, our team traveled down to Wayne National Forest to work with the SCA Fire Monitoring Team there. After a longer than expected trip due to some puzzling traffic, the team made it safely to the destination...only to find out that there was a fire in Wayne National Forest!
The SCA Firemon team was helping the Forest Service with the fire, on their off time, and had had a full day of work before we arrived. Luckily the Forest Service got the fire under control and we were able to join the team out in the field on their last field plots!
Coming from a summer of invasive plant removal, it was a great change of scenery and pace as the Firemon team was very gracious in teaching us about firemon data collection. It was a great experience learning how to measure fuels, vegetation, tree size, and of course the good ole DBH. After finishing their last full plots we all sat there to take it in before heading out for a group dinner and a night around the campfire.
We'd like to thank the Wayne National Forest SCA Firemon teams for taking the time to show us the ropes and for the great time we had visiting their work sites. It is always great to learn more about other SCA crews and cross train while getting to catch up with some old friends.
SCA Native Plants Team