Prescribed burns increase public safety, improve habitat, and help restore the landscape. Ray Ewing

Saturday, November 13, 2021

The Vineyard's sandplain has a long history of fires, which shaped the ecology of the habitat. Fire suppression interrupted the pattern, threatening rare wildlife that is adapted to frequent fires. The prescribed burns restore the fire-dependent natural communities and enhance public safety by reducing overgrown, potentially-flammable habitat.


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