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  • Red cedars and other non-typical trees of the Great Plains were removed to create better forage for bison and other wildlife at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in Nebraska.
  • Red cedars and other non-typical trees of the Great Plains were removed to create better forage for bison and other wildlife at The Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve in Nebraska.
  • Controlled burns were used at Big Thicket Bogs and Pinelands Preserve in eastern Texas to reinvigorate the growth of native pitcher plants, and Chapman’s Orchid.
  • Controlled burns were used at Big Thicket Bogs and Pinelands Preserve in eastern Texas to reinvigorate the growth of native pitcher plants, and Chapman’s Orchid.
  • Controlled burns were used at Big Thicket Bogs and Pinelands Preserve in eastern Texas to reinvigorate the growth of native pitcher plants, and Chapman’s Orchid.
  • At The Nature Conservancy’s Long Pond Preserve in Pennsylvania, a process of thinning and burns encourage the regrowth of an understory. Note how the road was revegetated.
  • At The Nature Conservancy’s Long Pond Preserve in Pennsylvania, a process of thinning and burns encourage the regrowth of an understory. Note how the road was revegetated.
  • At The Nature Conservancy’s Long Pond Preserve in Pennsylvania, a process of thinning and burns encourage the regrowth of an understory. Note how the road was revegetated.
  • At The Nature Conservancy’s Long Pond Preserve in Pennsylvania, a process of thinning and burns encourage the regrowth of an understory. Note how the road was revegetated.
  • Better habitat for deer, quail, and turkey are one of the goals of burns in Arkansas’s Interior Highlands to reestablish red and white oak woodlands. The photos on the right show forest conditions after controlled burns.
  • Controlled burns at Piney Grove Preserve in southeastern Virginia have helped recover numbers of the endangered red cockaded woodpecker. These woodpeckers depend on the longleaf pine savannah, a forest type that once dominated the South, but today occupies less than 3% of its historic range.
  • Controlled burns at Piney Grove Preserve in southeastern Virginia have helped recover numbers of the endangered red cockaded woodpecker. These woodpeckers depend on the longleaf pine savannah, a forest type that once dominated the South, but today occupies less than 3% of its historic range.
  • Controlled burns at Piney Grove Preserve in southeastern Virginia have helped recover numbers of the endangered red cockaded woodpecker. These woodpeckers depend on the longleaf pine savannah, a forest type that once dominated the South, but today occupies less than 3% of its historic range.
  • Further north, after controlled burns were done at the Conservancy’s Nassawango Creek Preserve, a rare hybrid orchid was spotted for the first time in decades.
  • Further north, after controlled burns were done at the Conservancy’s Nassawango Creek Preserve, a rare hybrid orchid was spotted for the first time in decades.
  • Burns at Sycan Marsh Preserve in Oregon helped remove overgrown sagebrush, and cleared out the forest floor.
  • Burns at Sycan Marsh Preserve in Oregon helped remove overgrown sagebrush, and cleared out the forest floor.
  • Prescribed fires at Chilton Creek Preserve in Missouri’s Ozarks helped reduce brush and undergrowth, allowing more sunlight to reach the forest floor, releasing a verdant growth of plants full of insects. The bugs are then food for a diversity of forest birds that come from far around to nest.
  • Prescribed fires at Chilton Creek Preserve in Missouri’s Ozarks helped reduce brush and undergrowth, allowing more sunlight to reach the forest floor, releasing a verdant growth of plants full of insects. The bugs are then food for a diversity of forest birds that come from far around to nest.
Re(Born) of Fire
Take a look at fire's restorative capabilities in this slideshow featuring before and after images from controlled burns.

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