Fire at the San Bernard Wildlife Refuge
Posted on Nov 27th, 2018
Photo Linda Wright
A planned burn was seen rising from the San Bernard Wildlife Refuge today Tue Nov 27. The refuge lies along the west side of the San Bernard near the coast.
When the San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge conducts a controlled burn at the refuge, it always looks more like a disaster, such as the California fires, rather than a productive way to manage refuge habitat that benefits from the event.
It’s a way of controlling non-native or invasive species such as Chinese tallow and salt cedar and invasive animal population such as feral hogs and fire ants from overtaking the refuge.