Native critters, plants depend on work of prescribed burns
SUNBURG -- Bill Clausen devoted most of his 25 year career with the U.S. Forest Service to fighting fires.
''I've been just about everywhere,'' said Clausen of years that included lots of adrenalin-pumping moments. Once, he and his fellow fire fighters survived a California conflagration by taking shelter in a gravel pit as a wall of flames roared overhead.
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