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To save the prairie, they start it on fire

David Gillette’s illustrated Essays provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a controlled burn.

David Gillette’s illustrated Essays provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a controlled burn. Though the use of photos and illustrations, Gillette describes how a natural-resource-management team from the Three Rivers Park District in the west metro preserves prairie ecosystems by starting them on fire. Watch out for those pesky helicopter news teams.