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Title: Historic Piedmon prairies: Implications for management of rate Piedmont plants
Year: 2002
Author(s): Barden, L.
Source Title: Proceedings of the Third Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 177
Original Publication:  
Abstract: From 1540 to 1750, European explorers and traders in the Piedmont region of North and South Carolina reported many prairie-like openings ranging in size up to 40 km across. However, historical evidence of Piedmont prairies has been inaccessible to most restorations and land managers. I summarize historical information on prairie landscapes of the Carolina Piedmont region at the time of European-American exploration and settlement. Historical and meteorological evidence suggest that these primarily the products of Native American burning and agriculture.
Publisher: The North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill, NC, October 1-3, 2002. Omnipress, Madison, WI
Editor(s): J. Randall
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