making a home for wildlife...Prescribed Burn, July 3, 2007

(2007) making a home for wildlife...Prescribed Burn, July 3, 2007. Natural Resources, Department of

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Abstract

For thousands of years, wildfires kept trees out of Iowa’s tall grass prairies, releasing nutrients that fed a lush, new growth of grasses and flowers. Iowa’s native tall grass prairies and plant communities developed under fiery conditions and are part of a fi re-dependent landscape. By reintroducing fire, we recreate a process that maintains Iowa’s fertile soils in grasses and wild flowers. Since the early 1970s, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has used prescribed burns as a management tool.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: wildlife, Trees, DNR, Woodlands, habitats, plants, Burning
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > Ecology
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Animals
Natural resources and environment > Ecology > Types of environments > Forests
Natural resources and environment > Environmental assessments
ID Code: 34948
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 22 Dec 2020 21:08
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2020 21:08
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/34948