Prescribed burn prevents trees from colonizing arboretum prairie

umsnre | December 9, 2010 | Students in SNRE professor Bob Grese’s Ecological Restoration course conduct a controlled burn in Dow Field in Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Controlled burns benefit birding and cattle country

HDProducer | October 26, 2010 | Dr. Dale Rollins of the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch (Texas) describes the art of building good quail habitat and Prickly Pear control using fire.
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Controlled burn at Sand Creek Preserve, Kalamazoo

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This brief but very well-produced video depicts a typical grassland burn. See photos and read more here.

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Southern Appalachians had a history of fire until 250 years ago

Score another point for prescribed burning. A new U.S. Forest Service study examining 4,000 years of fire history of the voluptuous terrain in western North Carolina concludes that regular burning was inherent to its ecosystem. Further, the study showed, fire suppression by immigrant culture has altered the vegetation dramatically in the past couple hundred years. Read more here.

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