Resource Management Actions can impact local wildlife populations, farming, grazing, haying, and burning are important management tools that help the Huron WMD improve wildlife habitat. Prior to settlement of South Dakota, historical records estimate that prairies burned at least every 5 years. Prairie plants have special adaptations that allow them to survive and even flourish after a fire. Invasive plants such as smooth brome can be controlled best with prescribed fire. Here a fire crew from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge assists our fire staff with a controlled burn on the Maga Ta-Hohpi WPA.
Page Photo Credits Marsh master Maga Ta-Hohpi WPA burn, USFWS
Last Updated: May 22, 2014