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These Once (and Future) Conflagrated Prairies

Date: February 16, 2017
Presenter(s): Stephen Pyne

A brief reconnaissance of the Great Plains and fire that will place its fire scene within the national narrative. From the onset of European contact, the grasslands were famous for their fires. They stimulated a debate about the relative roles of climate and humans. They prompted one of America's two national traditions of fire literature, inspired our primary school of fire art, contributed a significant source of fire science, and continue to engage with nature restoration in important ways. How should we understand its place today?

Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Soils, Wildlife, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 15848
FRAMES RCS number: 23240
Record updated: May 24, 2018