Fire in the Tallgrass Prairie and Birds

Filed under: — Stormwind @ 7:24 am

TNC photo of prescribed burn at Tallgrass Prairie PreserveFrequency of prescribed fire and grassland bird ecology is a common topic when I talk with birders about prairie conservation.  The best state for grassland birds and native plant diversity seems to be to emulate the patchwork of fire, bison grazing, and unaffected areas of the past.  Don’t burn too frequently or too much, but don’t burn too little either.

Fire in the Tallgrass Prairie (large PDF file), an article in the January/February 2006 issue of Birding magazine, gives a good overview of the situation.

(Found via Mike’s Bird and Digiscoping blog.)

One response to “Fire in the Tallgrass Prairie and Birds”

  1. lisa says:

    Wow, that’s a nice fire!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

|| RSS 2.0 || Comments RSS 2.0 || XHTML || Powered by WordPress ||