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Prescribed burn: Lower Table Rocks, Medford | by BLM Oregon & Washington
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Prescribed burn: Lower Table Rocks, Medford

Twenty-three acres of primarily invasive, non-native grasses were burned yesterday, Oct. 22, 2015, at the BLM’s Lower Table Rock. This is the first time the BLM has conducted a prescribed fire on top of the rock, reported the BLM Medford District.

 

Currently, non-native grasses have created a buildup of thatch in a very unique habitat on top of Table Rocks. Non-native species such as medusahead rye, downy brome and bulbous bluegrass are covering native species on the mounded prairie.

 

More information about BLM prescribed burns: www.blm.gov/or/resources/fire/prescribedburns/index.php

 

How to visit Table Rocks in southern Oregon: www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/tablerock/index.php

 

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Taken on October 22, 2015