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IPFS News Link • Agriculture

Hundreds of cattle enlisted to help wildfire prevention efforts in southeastern B.C.

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Removing conifers - a major source of forest fires - is part of the Cranbrook project managed by Mike Pritchard, wildfire prevention coordinator with the B.C. Cattlemen's Association. This practice may boost the growth of grasses and increase fire risk, but those grasses are more likely to be eaten by cattle.