Are there alternatives to using fire?

There are some other vegetation management tools that are often integrated with prescribed fire. Because prairie, savanna and oak forests are adapted to fire, the use of fire is important to provide a full range of benefits to vegetation. The most common tools integrated with fire are mowing, interseeding, and the spot application of herbicides. Because fire provides unique benefits to native plants, it is applied with specific goals in mind for each managed site.

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1. Why is prescribed fire being utilized?
2. Will the fire harm wildlife?
3. Are there alternatives to using fire?
4. How will smoke from the fire be managed?
5. Who will conduct the prescribed burn?
6. What will we see after the burn is completed/How fast will the area green-up again?