Wildfires occur naturally when lightning strikes a forest or grassland. Alternatively, controlled burns, also known as prescribed fires, are set by land managers and conservationists to mimic the effects of natural fires. For the standards-aligned lesson plan that accompanies this video, go to natureworkseverywhere.org/resources/can-fire-positively-impact-ecosystem/
Other videos associated with this lesson:
o Fire #1: Florida “How has a place like Florida been shaped by fire?” vimeo.com/78369016
o Fire #2: Benefits “How do prescribed fires benefit plants, animals and people?” vimeo.com/78369157
o Fire #3: Keystone Species “Why is the gopher tortoise one of this area's keystone species?” vimeo.com/78368877.
o Fire #4: Gopher Tortoise Burrow “How does a Gopher Tortoise burrow work and what animals rely on it?” vimeo.com/78368879
o Fire #5: Adaptations “How do plants and grasses adapt to fire?” vimeo.com/78368875
o Fire #6: Prescribed Burn “What does it mean to do a prescribed fire or controlled burn?” vimeo.com/78368876