Fire is an essential element of the prairie ecosystem. Many of the plants have evolved to adapt to the presence of fire, and to thrive in it. Today, natural fires have been all but removed from the ecosystem. If one wants to perpetuate the ecosystem, one has to use fire as a management tool. The resources found here are meant to help people understand the relationship of fires and the ecosystem, and how to properly, and safely apply those principles.
Iowa Fire Management List-Serve - This list serve is for those that are interested in fire ecology in the state of Iowa. Send your fire questions to the list.
Iowa Burn Weather Forecasts - A very useful resource if you are planning a burn.
Fire Bibliography - Literature specific to our region on the effects of fire
Meeting notes from the Fire Management
Discussions, February 22, 2002.
Meeting Notes from the Fire Management
Discussions November 12-13, 1999.
Fire Effects Information System - A useful resource for determining the effects of fire on plant species.