Welcome to Growing-Season Prescribed Fires & Ground-Nesting Birds: Answers for Longleaf Restoration. This presentation will look at the science behind the use of fire during the "lightning season" (the months of April – July) and its effects on ground-nesting birds such as quail and Bachman’s sparrow.
Growing-Season Prescribed Fires & Ground-Nesting Birds is sponsored by Tall Timbers Research Station, NRCS, Pheasants Forever, the Southern Fire Exchange, Joint Fire Science Program and the University of Florida.
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Millions of dollars have been spent over the past 20 years on reforestation of longleaf pine forests. Restoration will take time coupled with frequent and repeated application of prescribed burning. Burning is absolutely critical to restoration, but an appreciable number of individuals and groups now limit their opportunities to burn to a smaller and smaller burn window.
The concern often voiced is that burning from April - July is detrimental to ground nesting/grassland birds and should be avoided. Restoration targets that require frequent burning and may not be achieved if the burn window becomes too narrow.
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