Water Wednesday ‘Prescribed Burn’
Fire. These flames represent years of study, planning, and permission. Invasive species of woody plants fuel these flames (mostly bush honeysuckle and Chinese privet). The use of fire as a management tool will help us toward our mission in these ways:
-Improve long-term ecosystem health and resilience
-Demonstrate restorative practices and teach others to replicate
-Increase aesthetic value and showcase the diverse habitats at
the Watershed Center
The Missouri Department of Conservation and National Forest Service have been invaluable resources offering science-based professional guidance. If you own or manage property, consider contacting their professional staff to achieve your management goals.