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VIDEO: Fire in the Great Plains

Published: April 26, 2013, 3:23 pm, by Ryan Handy

Much of Colorado’s wildfire focus has been on the mountains–areas with steep terrain and dry pines.  But the entire eastern flank of the state is technically part of the Great Plains, where wildfires can be just as deadly and just as key to the ecosystem.

Check out this series of videos put together by the Great Plains Fire Science program about the history of fire on the plains, and how ranchers rely on it as a cost-effective way to restore their acres.

Take a look the Great Plains Fire Science Facebook page for more wildfire video.