Project ID

E2007-05

Abstract

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.

Key Question

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?

Findings

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.

Principal Investigator(s)

Lois Wright Morton

Co-Investigator(s)

James Miller, David Engle

Year of Grant Completion

2011