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The nature of ecological fire: Conservationists, like Native Americans, farm the land with fire

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Workers of two burn teams pose as the fire burns out behind them at the Thompson Road Farm property northeast of Woodstock. The Land Conservancy of McHenry County recently bought the land for conservation and preservation, which included a recent burning off of vegetation by crews of 14 people ranging in age from 18 to 78. (Photo by Lisa Haderlein)
By Lisa Haderlein The Land Conservancy of McHenry County For thousands of years, wildfires roared across the prairies that covered most of Illinois. Plant species that thrived in such a […]
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