Prescribed fire at Tallgrass Prairie

Firefighters from the National Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service conducted prescribed fires last week on two units of the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas.

The treatments with fire maintain the ecological integrity, promote forage for cattle, and sustain the cultural history of the preserve.

Prescribed fire at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Prescribed fire at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. NPS photo.
Prescribed fire at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Prescribed fire at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. NPS photo.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+

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  1. A well planned and executed project. Last week I was visiting with Mark Neely, State of KS Fire Management Officer, at a meeting of the Rocky Mountain Coordinating Group and we discussed this project. He was very pleased. The majority of prescribed or managed fires in Kansas are done in the Spring and Mark and I discussed the additional benefits of Fall burns. Worthy of a an expanded conversation.

    Another benefit has been the response of the bison at Tall Grass Prairie who prefer the burned areas. Visit Tallgrass Prairie on Facebook for more information and pictures.

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