Kerr WMA: Management Programs

Habitat Improvement: Vegetation Trends

The burn program has increased the production of grass, browse, and perennial forbs. Biologists have found that preferred deer browse such as redbud and flame leaf sumac increase with fire. White-tailed deer, which are not normally grass eaters, will also consume large quantities of grass in burned areas because it is in a young, tender, and very nutritious state.

Charts showing vegetation trends on Kerr WMA
Chart showing the browse canopy trends on Kerr WMA