controlled burn http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ozark glade restoration project heats up at Tyson http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ozark-glade-restoration-project-heats-tyson <p>Researchers are conducting controlled burns this week at Washington University&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.tyson.wustl.edu/">Tyson Research Center </a>southwest of St. Louis.</p><p>The burns are part of a project to study how to restore Ozark glades &ndash; rocky forest clearings with native species that resemble those of the desert southwest.</p><p>Washington University ecologist and project lead <a href="http://www.biology.wustl.edu/faculty/knight/index.html">Tiffany Knight</a> says fire is a natural part of glade ecosystems.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 22:38:00 +0000 VĂ©ronique LaCapra 2792 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ozark glade restoration project heats up at Tyson Controlled fire burns new life into Forest Park http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/controlled-fire-burns-new-life-forest-park <p>About 14 acres of Forest Park burned today as part of a new effort to naturally maintain its wildlife areas.<br /><br />Clouds of white smoke wafted above Kingshighway as fire consumed acres of dry grass and brush in a north-east area of Forest Park.&nbsp; Peter VanLinn, a park ecologist says this is the first controlled burn in the park&#39;s 135-year history.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 23:06:11 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2605 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Controlled fire burns new life into Forest Park