Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1977

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Botany

Abstract

The research with which this thesis is concerned will, hopefully, provide additional data to develop a proscribed fire management program with the following objectives: reduce wildfire conflagration hazards which exist because of unnatural fuel accumulation, eliminate or reduce exotic plants, invigorate stagnating prairies through reduction of litter, open up dense pine thickets, reduce forest insect problems, create firebreaks, develop a natural vegetative mosaic by preventing unnatural pine encroachment into prairies, and re-establishing pine savannahs (Shilts 1976).

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Prescribed burning -- South Dakota

Fire ecology -- South Dakota

Grassland ecology -- South Dakota

Wind Cave National Park

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

105

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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