Benefits of Using Fire on the Landscape

Sep 8, 2015

Credit Kansas Pheasants & Quail Forever

Native Americans used fire to manage rangeland for thousands of years, but a 100-year burning hiatus followed settlement by Europeans of the North American heartland. Those decades of fire suppression allowed invasive plants to negatively alter the landscape. But rangeland researchers and managers are awakening to the benefits of burning.

PARTICIPANTS:

Chris Hise
Manager, Four Canyon Preserve
The Nature Conservancy
Arnett, OK

Samuel D. Fuhlendorf
Sarkey's Distinguished Professor - Natural Resource Ecology & Management
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

Kirk Schroeder
Asst. State Private Lands Coordinator
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Grand Island, NE

Terry Bidwell
Prof. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

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