The Power of Fire
I was promoted to Burn Boss last year. I get to
set the world on fire
... and yes ALL the fire songs come to mind as I take on this task. "We didn't start the fire..." "Fireball" & "Just Like Fire" to name a few.
My husband and I restore our land to native prairie to benefit the quality of our water, wildlife, and fertility of the Earth.
Many of the parks
we'll be hiking
use prescribed burns too. It's awe inspiring to see the transformation of ash to blooming forest floor in the transition of spring to summer.
Fire invigorates native grasses and flowers and limits the spread of woodlands. In ages past, mile-long walls of hot flames swept across the unbroken prairie landscape covering 70-80% of Iowa's Landscape.