The third prescribed burn was conducted in January 2006, and included expansion to some other areas on The University of West Alabama Campus. There are several student projects planned for the upcoming calendar year. Currently, we have a student from Demopolis High School working on her science fair project examining soil nutrient levels before and after the prescribed burn. One graduate student is planning to research prairie plant productivity (biomass production) in the on campus restoration area and another student will work with a local landowner to characterize the recovery of blackland prairie upon the removal of heavy cattle grazing pressure.

Photo taken by: JoAnn Mitchell