Dana Kobilinsky

Wild turkeys need a mosaic of fire

Turkeys in Illinois use both burned and unburned areas, depending on where they are in the reproductive cycle, researchers found. They say the finding points to how managers can use prescribed fires to benefit the

Dana Kobilinsky

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 colchicus) are facing declines as

Ponderosa pine forests
Nick Wesdock

Forest Thinning Project Underway In Texas

The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve in western Texas is undergoing a much needed forest thinning project, courtesy of a partnership between the Conservancy and the Texas A&M Forest Service, that will help re-stabilize vital