Surveys were used to examine landowner attitudes, perceptions and knowledge of fire as a management tool for controlling invasive species and enhancing conditions for native plants and animals on recreational and productive agricultural lands.
What are grassland landowners’ knowledge and perceptions about the use of prescribed fire and grazing as management tools for prairie restoration on working agricultural lands?
The survey and conceptual mapping processes revealed lack of experience and knowledge of prescribed burning as an effective tool for managing encroachment of eastern red cedar, protecting and restoring native prairie, and providing quality forage for cattle production.
Lois Wright Morton
James Miller, David Engle
Year of Grant Completion
Morton, Lois Wright; Miller, James; and Engle, David, "The Landowners' Decision: Grazing and fire as management tools on Iowa grasslands and oak savannas" (2011). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 384.