July 24, 2013

Fire Management Plan and Supporting Environmental Assessment, National Park Service

washita_fire_management_planWashita Battlefield National Historic Site, Oklahoma.

This National Park Service unit was recently created by Congress to commemorate a battle between the U.S. Army and Indians in the mid 1800s.  Much of the acquired land purchased was until very recently agricultural.  The Fire Management Plan called for suppression to protect the local resources and developments and the use of prescribed fire to re-introduce native grasses to the area.