‘Fire science’ – prescribed burns are being used in Ohio to restore habitat

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The local group Ohio Prescribed Fire Council held their annual meeting earlier this month to discuss best practices, new approaches and current work around this habitat management tool.

Media coverage of forest fires tends to highlight the ones that grow out of control. But fires can be good for the environment.

Prescribed burns are fires that are purposefully lit to improve ecosystem health.

This theme was the center of discussion at the Ohio Prescribed Fire Council’s 4th annual meeting held this Tuesday.

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