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?
One culture formed during the fur trade began with marriage's between native women and fort workers. These marriages soon formed the group identified as the Metis. The Metis, french for mix-blood, provided insight in tribal ways, customs and languages as well hunting for the fort.