Tag: prescribed fire

February 22, 2022

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...

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...

October 17, 2017

WSB study: Grassland passerine nest survival goes up in flames

For decades, wildlife managers have used prescribed fires to limit woody vegetation on North America’s grasslands, maintaining them much as natural fires once did. Recent research conducted on the North...

Ponderosa pine forests
June 4, 2015

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,...