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helitack

helitack  n.— «First of a series of tests—tabbed the Helitack Program—on the use of helicopters in firefighting will start next week in the San Bernardino National Forest.» —“Fire-Fighting Copter Tests Start in Forest” in...

helitack

helitack  n.— «The helitack was advised by the regional control centre about the fire being bombed by the Canso. The initial attack crew squeezed into the helicopter and were off within three minutes.» —“Fighting modern-day forest...

snag

snag  n.— «A Bitterroot National Forest firefighter was fatally injured Monday morning after he was struck by a falling snag while battling a small fire near the Lost Trail Pass ski area.» —“Firefighter killed by fallen snag while...

snag

snag  n.— «Marty Vanausdol cuts down a burned tree—a snag in fire crew parlance—to clear a safe path along a fire line in West Yellowstone, Mont.» —“Forest Fire Fighters” Portland Oregonian Aug. 18, 2000. (source:...

ecotone

ecotone  n.— «An ecotone is a term from the field of ecology. It is a place where landscapes meet—like field with forest, or grassland with desert. The ecotone is an area of increased richness and diversity where the two communities...