Tag: fire management

April 14, 2022

JWM: Fire suppression may help cougars prey on bighorns

Decades of fire suppression may be the reason that mountain lion predation is taking a bite out of bighorn sheep numbers in parts of Arizona. Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) evolved...

April 13, 2022

Tribes used fire to shape California forests for millennia

Managers are increasingly turning to prescribed fire to address unhealthy forest conditions in California. But as researchers recently explored in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they are...

February 9, 2018

Australian ‘firehawks’ use fire to catch prey

For thousands of years, Australia’s Aboriginal people have sung stories about sacred “firehawks” — raptors that, according to lore, use fire to hunt and introduced fire to humans. Now, merging...