Preserving Plains grasslands

Preserving Plains grasslands

Preventing woody shrubs from swallowing grasslands is a burning issue.

MORE than 300 years ago, bison and periodic fires helped maintain the southern Great Plains as grasslands, but starting with the permanent European settlement in the 1800s, eliminating fire from the ecosystem has resulted in altering the resilience of the grasslands, according to an announcement from Virginia Polytechnic & Sta

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