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Refuge Offers Rural Communities Information about Prescribed Fire

Tewaukon National Wildlife Refuge - 2004

Two new table-top displays were completed and put into service to help inform the community of Cayuga about prescribed fire and wildland urban interface issues in prairie ecosystems.

Used primarily at events throughout the Dakotas, the displays also are loaned to local rural fire departments.

"When people see large columns of smoke, it's tough for them to visualize the benefits of fire," explains Service fire program technician Jeff Olson. "Having the displays with before-and-after photos showing the positive results of fire, really makes an impact."

The Service uses a new fire education exhibit to promote the benefits of prescribed fire in prairie ecosystems such as those found on national wildlife refuges in North and South Dakota. (USFWS)

The Service uses a new fire education exhibit to promote the benefits of prescribed fire in prairie ecosystems such as those found on national wildlife refuges in North and South Dakota. (USFWS)

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