Date of Award
Program or Major
Natural Resources: Forestry
Master of Science
This study involves a comparison and results between prescribed burns and mowing in order to maintain openings in early successional stages at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newington, NH. The prescribed fire was conducted by a US Fish and Wildlife fire crew on 19 September 2001. The mowing was completed during the third week of October 2001 by staff and volunteers.
Special attention was given to non-native invasive species, with some species tending to increase with a fall burn. The mowed study sites did not seem to have a significant increase in growth or spread of invasive species.
Barrett, Kathleen M., "The effects of using prescribed fire or mowing to maintain early successional wildlife habitat" (2008). Master's Theses and Capstones. 352.