Better Grazing Through Burning
By: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
“The prairie has to have fire or it’s going to be gone—we’re going to lose it to the encroachment of trees.” Those are the words of rancher Ed Koger of southwest Kansas. He should know–he’s been applying prescribed fire on the Hashknife Ranch for almost 40 years. LPCI’s video below shows the win-win nature of prescribed fire for ranchers and prairie chickens.