Fire, jack pine and aspen – understanding a historic relationship May 31, 2016 Michigan

Michigan Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

     The connection between healthy forests and fire may be firmly established, understood by foresters and wildlife managers, and helpful to countless wildlife species.  However, not everyone outside those occupations has the same understanding... Native Americans used fire to manage forests and grasslands. Aspen forests, and the associated flora and fauna – including white-tailed deer and ruffed grouse – would have benefited from these fires...

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