Tag: burns

February 14, 2022

For grassland birds, the prescription is fire

Prescribed burns in the Great Plains have helped grassland birds to return to the area. Birds like northern bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus), greater prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) and ring-necked pheasants (Phasianus...

September 7, 2021

JWM: For caribou, not all disturbance is the same

Researchers found that fire disturbance doesn’t negatively affect caribou in the same way as humans do, suggesting that Canadian recovery guidelines should change to reflect caribou’s tolerance of burned landscapes....

August 16, 2019

For fire-dependent woodpeckers, megafires are too intense

Species like the black-backed woodpecker historically have relied on landscapes shaped by high-intensity forest fires, but researchers recently found the intense megafires that now burn across California and the West...