2000 Prescribed Fire, the first at Fort Union Trading Post NHS Paula Andersen
Nature & Science
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
Did You Know?
In 1832 George Catlin, concerned about the destruction of Indian civilization, wildlife and wilderness, wrote they might be preserved "by some great protecting policy of government..in a magnificent park.. a nation's park...." which became the national park idea.