Iowa Fire Cedar Survey

The Grand River Grasslands of Ringgold County, Iowa and Harrison County, Missouri are a 70,000 acre conservation priority area composed mostly of privately owned farms and ranches. In fall 2007, 261 landowners and community leaders were sent a mail survey asking them to describe their land use practices in the grasslands including livestock grazing and control of invasive species. Additional questions asked about their vision and goals for the grasslands, beliefs about prescribed burning practices, concerns about Eastern red cedar and tall fescue, social networks, and interest in learning more about how to manage their grassland/prairie resource.

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