Here’s the second part of our August 2020 media contest, headed by the atmospheric photo above, courtesy of the Nevada Conservation Corps’ own Sean Herman, who won the NCC photo contest. Sean describes the photo, which depicts crew member Elina Turner: “This photo was taken at sunrise under the smoke of the Hog Fire. This project had us stationed near Susanville thinning out Junipers that were making their way down the mountain. In the past, prescribed burns were done to treat this area but with the passing of the Clean Air Act of 1963, manual thinning is the best alternative. By manually thinning, we reduce fuel in the area and create buffers lines to potentially slow the spread of a fire.”
Below are more of August’s submissions. Thanks to all who submitted. Great work!
My vote in part 2 is by Sean Herman of Elina Turner trekking across In the brush with smoke behind her covering everything behind. It’s a good representation of how one can feel so very alone out there. It feels like being separated from everyone & everything.
Beautiful images. Tales are told. Thank you for publishing.