Benefits of Using Fire on the Landscape

Jan 6, 2014

Prescribed Burn
Credit Oklahoma Grazing Lands Conservation Association

Native Americans used fire to manage rangeland for thousands of years, but a 100-year burning hiatus followed settlement by Europeans of the North American heartland. Those decades of fire suppression allowed invasive plants to negatively alter the landscape. But rangeland researchers and managers are awakening to the benefits of burning.

Episode three of a five-episode series on Invasive Removal and Prescribed Burning; airs on High Plains Public Radio Tuesday, January 7, 2014.