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September 17, 2019 3:30 p.m.
Field Day: Comparing Dormant Season and Growing Season Burns in Reconstructed Tallgrass Prairies in West Lafayette
Tuesday, Sept. 17 (rain day: Sept. 18) | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | West Lafayette, Indiana
The seasonality of prescribed fire (dormant season vs. late-growing season) can have a tremendous impact on the plant diversity, especially within a prairie ecosystem. Understanding those impacts can help managers determine the correct fire seasonality to meet their resource objectives. We will learn about fire seasonality research at Ball State University Field Station and then tour research and demonstration sites at the Purdue University Wildlife Area, and discuss the plant community response to the seasonality of fire in reconstructed prairies. In the afternoon, we'll travel to a nearby preserve to discuss fire management of prairie and oak savanna managed by NICHES Land Trust.
Lunch and round trip transportation to the NICHES site will be provided.
-Jarred Brooke, Wildlife Extension Specialist, Purdue Extension - Forestry and Natural Resources
-John Taylor, Land Manager, Ball State University Field Station
-NICHES Land Trust staff
This event is free! Please register so we can keep group size small and communicate any last minute updates due to weather. To learn more and to register, visit http://www.tposfirescience.org/field-trips/