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Does Fire Bug Wildlife?

When conservation groups burn natural land, does it disturb wildlife species? Simply put, yes. Then why do we do it, and how can we call it “ecological fire” if it may harm some species? Historically, fire was a...

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It’s Time to Burn, Burn, Burn

You’ve probably noticed smoke in the air recently. The season for burning natural areas in McHenry County arrived early this year! Typically the temperature is still too low and the ground is too wet for land managers...

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