Prairies that were spared by devastating plow are rare, so getting to witness prescribed fire in a remnant prairie is a step back in time; despite all the modern day wildland fire equipment used. Grasslands, prairies especially (reconstructed or remnants), cannot exist without fire. Without repeating myself too much, that is all I have to say in this brief post.
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A prescribed burn at Tucker Prairie near Kingdom City helps preserve one of Missouri’s few unplowed native prairies. The KBIA Drone Journalism Program sent a group of student reporters to film and photograph the burn.