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Resource Management

Fire

Through habitat management programs, such as prescribed burning, biologists are restoring the ecosystem that existed in this area prior to European settlement. The native plants and wildlife that depend on these habitats are adapted to fire and depend on periodic burning to thrive.


Habitat loss is one of the major reasons for the decline in many wetland and grassland dependent species. The district focuses restoration efforts on restoring native grasslands and drained wetlands on Waterfowl Production Areas and surrounding private lands. After restoration these areas are managed to provide quality habitat for a variety of wildlife but specifically waterfowl and other grassland nesting birds. A few of the management techniques employed by the district are prescribed fire, tree removal and grazing. By utilizing these activities, the district is able to provide quality habitat for a wide variety of wildlife species. 

 

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2013
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