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Fire and Cranes
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Fire and Cranes
The prescribed fire was conducted on Marsh Unit I of Columbia Refuge to promote lesser sandhill crane use. Large numbers of lesser sandhill cranes visit the refuge during spring and fall migrations. This photograph was snapped of the burn site a few days after the prescribed fire had been completed. While monitoring the burn site, the Refuge Wildlife Biologist noted, ‘Approximately 48 lesser sandhill cranes came in and immediately landed on the burn site just after 11:00 AM. I counted 200 cranes after a half hour. Several were lying down, suggesting to me that they liked the warm black substrate.’ Photo credit: USFWS, Gordon Warrick.
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