Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
16. Baldwin, A. G. 1958. Burned: 12,000 acres- on purpose! Wis. Conserv. Bull. 23:18-19.
This brief, anecdotal account presents an overview of the use of fire as a tool for habitat management in Wisconsin. Periodic burning maintains sedge marshes as open areas useful to wildlife. Used with extreme care, fire perpetuates sphagnum bogs and the sphagnum moss industry. After burning, grass and sedge marshes provide a lush growth of early spring greenery for deer and small mammals. [K-L-S]