Tag Archives: wildlife habitat

The Conservation Value of Backyard Prairies

I’m often asked for my opinion of prairie gardens and other backyard habitat projects.  I’m far from an expert on landscaping (ask my wife!), so I’ve been hesitant to talk too much about the topic.  However, I do have some … Continue reading

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Should We Be Conducting Prescribed Fires During Drought?

As we enter a second year of drought in central Nebraska, I’m starting to hear discussions about whether or not it’s a good idea to conduct prescribed fires when conditions are so dry.  I have some ideas about this, but am curious … Continue reading

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A Guide to Patch-Burn Grazing for Biological Diversity

Patch-burn grazing is getting a lot of attention from a wide variety of audiences these days.  The management system has generated substantial enthusiasm among some people – particularly those interested in improving habitat for prairie wildlife species.  It has also generated … Continue reading

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