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On May 3, 2017, our Virginia team was joined by partners from the Virginia departments of Conservation and Recreation (Natural Heritage Program), Game and Inland Fisheries, and Forestry, as well as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, along with a team of AmeriCorps volunteers for a record-setting controlled burn at Piney Grove Preserve and on adjacent state lands. 1,830 acres were burned, the single largest burn at Piney Grove to date. 


The Box folders linked below will take you to photos from the day, including images of equipment, fire, and people - including partners from Americorps, DCR, DGIF, DOF, HeloAir, USFW, and WRI.

All photos should be credited © Kyle LaFerriere for The Nature Conservancy unless otherwise noted in the file name.  Photos not made by Kyle LaFerriere should be credited © Daniel White / The Nature Conservancy.


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