Native sage, grasses handle wildfires better, researchers say

Rangeland scientist Lisa Ellsworth of Oregon State University has a thing for fire, especially how various ecosystems respond to the wildfires that bedevil much of the rural West.

Ellsworth and research co-author J. Boone Kauffman, a senior research professor at OSU, tracked the recovery of three areas from “prescribed” fires in the Lava Beds National Monument in Northern California.

Source: Native sage, grasses handle wildfires better, researchers say – Research Center – Capital Press