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National Parks Traveler Podcast

Aug 9, 2020

An early detection of a wildland fire in Denali National Park in June brings to light how enhanced satellite technology is catching smaller fires sooner, providing better detail and more accurate fire predictions and assessments.  As a result, fire managers are better able to determine needed actions and resources to meet the unique conditions of Alaska’s landscape.

National ParksTraveler’s Lynn Riddick spoke with Alaska fire analyst Robert “Zeke” Ziel about this satellite technology, and Larry Weddle, National Park Service fire management officer for the Alaska Western Area and Denali National Park and Preserve, on how the season peaked without much drama this year.