Fort Riley Natural Resources
Photo Credit: Austin Colbert photo
The rolling Flint Hills of Central Kansas are typified by numerous species of wildflowers, warm season grasses and gallery forests. The tallgrass prairie evolved under frequent pressure from wildfires (note the fire-scarred tree in the foreground), drought and trampling by large herbivores. In the absence of grazing, heavy mechanized training simulates the ground disturbing hoof action that was once caused by bison and contributes to a sustainable training platform.
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