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  • As seen here at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, green grass begins to flourish after a prescribed burn and is eagerly grazed by cattle and bison.
  • Conservancy fire crews strategically ignite a prescribed burn at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve.
  • Fire crews manage the perimeter of a prescribed burn at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve.
  • Fires burn in selected forest areas to prevent trees and shrubs from becoming too dense at the J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve.
  • Fire crews at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve secure the perimeter assuring the fire is completely out.
Fire and Oklahoma's Preserves
Since 1990, the Conservancy has used prescribed burns on more than 306,000 acres at the preserve to mimic the seasonal fires that have shaped the prairie for thousands of years.

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