Tag Archives: Prescribed Fire

A Few Images From the Spring 2018 Prescribed Burn Season

As is usual in spring, in Wisconsin, prescribed management fires were conducted all across Dane, County Wisconsin.  Fire dependent plant communities such as prairies, savannas, oak woodlands, and wetlands were managed by the careful and constrained use of fire. After … Continue reading

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Ray Schulenberg Planted the Prairie at Taylor University

Last month I spent a few days in Indiana and took the opportunity to visit Taylor University in Upland, Indiana to see and photograph its famous prairie planted by Ray Schulenberg.  I had seen the prairie many years earlier but … Continue reading

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Prescribed Fire at Pickerel Lake Fen Preserve

The Wisconsin Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) conducted, on March 31, 2015,  a prescribed burn on property near its Pickerel Lake Fen Preserve in Walworth County, Wisconsin.  The burn unit consisted of approximately 150 acres of oak openings, grassland, … Continue reading

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Curtis Prairie, Then and Now: From Grassland to Shrubland

Visitors to the UW-Madison Arboretum this fall have been exclaiming about the brilliant red, orange, and yellow fall foliage colors in Curtis Prairie.  The colors in the western part of Curtis (shown below) are especially vibrant this year. This fall … Continue reading

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Report on SW Bike Path Spring Prairie Burn Season

On the west side of Madison, Wisconsin, small prairie plantings adorn the edges of the SW Bike Path  like a floral necklace.  In the summer, prairie grasses and flowers  grace the neighborhoods and  lift the spirits of commuters and recreational … Continue reading

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Prescribed Fire–Restoration Management Tool

  In the Upper Midwestern United States on this first day of spring, the prescribed fire season is fast approaching—or is maybe already upon us, for some. So, as we get ready for this spring ritual by checking to make … Continue reading

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