Prescribed burns: a necessity for prairie preservation

With the first month of 2018 passing by, it’s already time for conservation efforts to begin across the state and specifically around Hamilton County at Gjerloff Prairie and Sherman Ranch.
“In the prairie region the native grasslands have developed with eons of grazing and fire,” said Prairie Plains Resource Institute Executive Director Bill Whitney. “It’s a very important management tool in taking care of grasslands. It keeps them healthy and it’s just important.”

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