Native Americans have long been practitioners of fire use in the art of vegetation and wildlife management. Tribes across North America used fire to encourage the growth of graze for animals and provide improvement for hunting grounds and for creating trails.

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National Interagency Fire Center, 3383 S. Development Ave
Boise, ID 83705