Using Fire to Benefit Wildlife

Using Fire to Benefit Wildlife (HM1P7I)

Location: Hardeeville, SC 29927 Jasper County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 10.158', W 81° 6.543'

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This freshwater wetland is a productive wildlife habitat. Scattered ponds diverse vegetation offer water, food, and shelter for countless birds and other wildlife. If left untended however, the marsh will become clogged with a few species of invasive perennial plants. To preserve this ecosystem, the Fish and Wildlife Service uses a variety of management tools.

One the most effective tools is prescribed burning - the planned application of controlled fire, under appropriate condition, for specific purposes. Here, burning is used to eliminate invasive and exotic perennial such as cattails, cut-grass species, and rattle-bush. Annual plants soon colonize the bare soil and yield seeds of higher value to wildlife. Burning also removes tons of dry, dead vegetation that could fuel a destructive wildfire.
HM NumberHM1P7I
Placed ByU.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at 1:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 489718 N 3559206
Decimal Degrees32.16930000, -81.10905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 10.158', W 81° 6.543'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 10' 9.48" N, 81° 6' 32.58" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near SC-170, Hardeeville SC 29927, US
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