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Controlled Burn at UCSB's Lagoon Island

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UCSB Lagoon

Published on June 19, 2009

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A blue heron on the lagoon's "island"

Published on June 19, 2009

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Lisa Stratton (left) discusses last minute details of the controlled burn with Santa Barbara Fire Captain Jason Sweet

Published on June 19, 2009

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UCSB Graduate student Gail Drus (left) and CCBER director of ecosystem management Lisa Stratton (right) take wind readings before the burn

Published on June 19, 2009

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Santa Barbara County Firefighters reinforce the fire break's perimeter

Published on June 19, 2009

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A small corner of the prescribed area is lit to test conditions

Published on June 19, 2009

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Santa Barbara Firefighter Jesse Trembly makes a second pass with the drip torch

Published on June 19, 2009

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Published on June 19, 2009

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Santa Barbara Firefighter Jesse Trembly turn his head from the intense heat as he makes another pass through the prescribed burn area with the drip torch

Published on June 19, 2009

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Published on June 19, 2009

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Storke tower can be seen in the background of the fully engulfed burn area

Published on June 19, 2009

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Lis Stratton (right) discusses the controlled burn's ultimate goal of returning native plants to the area like this California Coastal Poppy seen in the foreground

Published on June 19, 2009

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A bumble bee gathers pollen from indigenous Lotus scoparius

Published on June 19, 2009

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Santa Barbara County Firefighter Sagraves starts the second area to be burned under the guidance of captain Jason Sweet (left)

Published on June 19, 2009

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Published on June 19, 2009

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Published on June 19, 2009

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UCSB Graduate student Gail Drus takes notes on the fires progress

Published on June 19, 2009

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