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Smokey Wants to Visit All 50 States

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Bean Station, Bristol, Clarksville, Crossville, Gatlinburg, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Norris

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Controlling Fires in Texas

Rachel Ranft received her bachelor's degree in wildlife and fisheries from UT Knoxville in 2002. She is now a wildlife biologist and director of the Blanco River Project for the Nature Conservancy.

"Smokey and I were working on a prescribed fire on a private ranch near Austin, Texas, with The Nature Conservancy. Prescribed fire helps to promote native plant growth, reduces shrubs -- especially ashe-juniper, a prolific native -- and reduces wildfire potential."


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