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Open-File Report 2006-1268

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Fire Management in Fens and Wet Grasslands Grazed by Cattle

By Beth A. Middleton

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Managers grapple with the problem of shrub invasion in fens and wet grasslands, and the invasion of shrubs is a particular problem in newly acquired natural areas that were once grazed by cattle. The specific management for any particular fen or wet grassland depends greatly on its previous land-use history. Managers should have a clear understanding of the grazing and drainage history of newly acquired fens and wet grasslands so that well-informed management decisions can be made.

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Middleton, B.A., 2006, Fire management in fens and wet grasslands grazed by cattle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1268, 2 p.

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Posted October 2006

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