“The prairie has to have fire or it’s going to be gone—we’re going to lose it to the encroachment of trees.” Those are the words of rancher Ed Koger of southwest Kansas. He should know–he’s been applying prescribed fire on the Hashknife Ranch for almost 40 years.
LPCI’s latest video shows the win-win nature of prescribed fire for ranchers and prairie chickens. The story’s told through the eyes of Koger and fellow southwest Kansas rancher, Bill Barby. Don’t miss this compelling 5-minute video on the LPCI YouTube channel.
The video is the second of three that LPCI is releasing this fall, highlighting win-win range conservation practices on the prairie. It joins our recently released video on LPCI’s role in Conservation Reserve Program grassland management.