• 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?

George Catlin - Fort Union, Mouth of the Yellowstone River, 2000 Miles above St. Louis.

During George Catlin's trip up the Missouri River in 1832 he visited Fort Union Trading Post and the Knife River Indian Villages. On this trip he put to pen the idea which became the inspiration for the National Park System.