Thousands of Acres of Bird Refuge Go up in Flames

Thousands of Acres of Bird Refuge Go up in Flames

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(KSL News) More than a thousand acres of the Bear River Bird Refuge went up in flames today: by design.

Wildlife managers are burning an invasive plant called Phragmites.

The plants can grow as high as 15 feet and spread quickly, choking out other plants.

Today's burn should help open up wetlands for migratory birds in Box Elder County.

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