Fire Management

Refuge prescribed burn / L. Wilkins, USFWS

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The wildlife and plants supported by Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge's grasslands and wetlands depend on fire for their survival.  Lack of periodic fire in these wildlands has increased the risk of catastrophic wildfire so the refuge uses prescribed burning to restore habitat.  The refuge routinely conducts prescribed burns on the short grass prairie habitat.

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