DNR to conduct prescribed burns across Iowa

A firefighter controls a prescribed burn in Coconino National Forest, AZ. Photo by Coconino National Forest, Flickr.

This spring the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will conduct a series of prescribed burns in forests and wildlife areas throughout the state.

These burns are used to reduce hazardous fuel loading, which reduces the potential for wildfires, while also reducing vegetative cover, controlling exotic species, cycling nutrients, controlling weeds, and restoring native prairie.

For more information on prescribed burns in Iowa, read the full Iowa DNR press release, or check out the Iowa Environmental Focus’ radio segment on the subject.

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