• View of Fort Union Trading Post NHS from Bodmer Overlook

    Fort Union Trading Post

    National Historic Site MT,ND

Fire Regime

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2000 Prescribed Fire, the first at Fort Union Trading Post NHS Paula Andersen

Nature & Science
Fire Regime

The park implemented a prescribed fire program in 2000. As part of the management and re-establishment of native grass species, prescribed fire is used to mimic the role that wildfire once played on the prairie.

Fire Management Program Center supplemental website

http://www.nps.gov/ngpfire/fous.htm

Did You Know?

engage gathering

The French term engage´ (pronounced on-gah-zay)was applied to 70% of Fort Union's workforce. This group was mostly laborers, many who couldn't read, write or speak English and came from European countries.