Livestock and Wildfire Behavior

A University of Idaho research team is using UAS to study the effects of livestock grazing on wildfire behavior. Aerial photographs of grazed and ungrazed land plots before and after controlled burning are instrumental in comparing fire behavior under the different conditions. Their research shows that livestock grazing can help reduce the severity of wildfires. The team plans to continue to use UAS to study long-term plant recovery from fires. 

Investigators
Eva Strand, UI
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