Kannowski WPA Prescribed Fire

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Krista Lundgren/USFWS

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Prescribed fire is a management tool that is used to maintain the vigor of a prairie. As with grazing, native prairie plants adapted to the frequent fires that raged across the Great Plains. These fires were historically started by lightning strikes and burned many miles of uninterrupted prairie. Fire is one of the best management tools for weakening non-native species. It removes the accumulated litter layer, stimulates new plant growth, and can be used to prepare ground for restoration.
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