Considerations for Prescribed Burning: Timing a Prescribed Burn
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Prescribed fire is a tool utilized under very specific and predetermined conditions (weather, fuel load, and season) to manipulate the environment and achieve a desired outcome. Historically, fire was used by Native Americans to clear forested understories of saplings and shrubs and promote open park-like savannas dominated by grasses. This combination of trees and grass increased both overall game populations and access for hunting.
Randall, Jesse, "Considerations for Prescribed Burning: Timing a Prescribed Burn" (2012). Extension and Outreach Publications. 799.
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