Park managers use fire to rejuvenate prairie April 3, 2012 Minnesota

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Park managers use fire to rejuvenate prairie April 3, 2012 Minnesota, Post-Bulletin 

Frontenac State Park ... the scorched earth will soon generate more green for the deer, ground-nesting birds and other wildlife. Fire is a natural way to rejuvenate prairie. Fire releases nutrients, darkens the soil so it will absorb more sunlight and wards off invading trees such as buckthorn [a favorite food of deer]. ... The plan is to burn once every three to five years ... 


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