Fire Crew learns about managing land through fire
WSAU Radio Wausau

By Larry Lee

As the snow melts and the ground dries, the risk of fire increases. That is not entirely bad. That’s according to UW Stevens Point Associate Professor Ron Masters, who trains College of Natural Resources students in wildland fire science. Masters says there is both good and bad in a fire.  “Every time you do a burn, you benefit some species, and you may actually harm other species, but overall, ecosystems in Wisconsin and across the country are adapted to fire, and actually need fire at some level.”


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