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Another Brush Pile Bites the Dust...or Is Turned Into Dust!

On 1/6/2023, 3 brush piles were burned on the lower part of Zoerb Prairie below the cliff edge which used to be thick with woody plants such as buckthorn and black locust trees. It has been cleared over the last few years and now is open for prairie expansion! The prairie already is "tumbling over the cliff edge" on its own with some grasses like Canada rye already showing up. We anticipate this to continue with an ever growing cast of prairie species taking up residence in this newly expanded area. The area will be monitored for woody plants like small buckthorn that were missed during clearing or will grow from the seed bank, but hopefully the next burn will include this area and help keep the woody plants at bay.

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