When one of your Natural Areas Managers is also a skilled videographer, you get amazing footage like this!
The application of fire to an area for management purposes is called “prescribed fire” and is an important land management technique. Most of our native plants are adapted to fire or depend on it for seed germination, nutrient recycling, reduction of competition, or maintenance of open tree canopies. Returning the natural process of periodic fire helps to restore and maintain hundreds of native species that would otherwise be lost from these sites. Read more: https://allerton.illinois.edu/management/.