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Figure 12.6: Variations in heathland prescribed burning tools and techniques in the UK and Norway. (a) Traditional burning of a coastal heathland in Norway using back-burning and beaters. (b) A heathland burning cooperative in Norway using leaf blowers to control a prescribed burn. (c) Employees of the Forestry Commission and a local estate control a fire using a rubber ‘flapper’ and a backpack water sprayer during a collaborative prescribed fire exercise. (d) Igniting mature heather from a recently burned patch using a drip torch. (e, f) Members of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Services using strip and spot ignition strategies during fuel reduction burns. (g) A gamekeeper igniting a fire from a recently cut firebreak using a butane burner. (h) Burning in a Scottish blizzard using long-handled metal beaters; the fire is being ignited using a modified backpack sprayer. (i) Igniting a patch of gorse Ulex europaeus from a grassy ride. (j) The late Professor Charles Gimingham demonstrating a high-pressure fire fogging unit mounted on a pick-up truck. (k) An all-terrain vehicle with a mounted fire fogging unit and various fire beaters used on a Scottish grouse moor. (l) A member of the UK fire and rescue services demonstrating the outcome of using a rubber ‘flapper’ on a high-intensity fire. Image credits: (a, c, j, k) the authors; (b) Annlaug Fludal (Norsk Landbruksrådgiving); (d) Elaine Boyd (licenced under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0); (e, f) Craig Hope (licenced under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0); (g) Guillermo Rein (licenced under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0); (h) Michael Bruce (licenced under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0); (i) Colin Legg (licenced under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0); and (l) Adam Smith (Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust).
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