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Author Archives: Sherry Leis

About Sherry Leis

I am the Coordinator for Great Plains Fire Science Exchange. My work is focused on the fire ecology of the Great Plains through monitoring and planning as well as information exchange.

What’s the big deal about fall burning?

We have heard a lot of buzz in the tallgrass prairie fire community recently surrounding the practice of fall burning. The recent release of a research paper by Towne and Craine (2014) describes a 20-year dataset, where the authors looked at effects of burning at different times during the year on the plant community.

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Relationship of Lesser Prairie-chickens to conservation report

The Natural Resource Conservation Program released a report in May that looks at Lesser Prairie-chicken populations with respect to conservation practices.  This report is part of the CEAP series.  Find it here.  The analysis documented the importance of large areas …

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