Onyx Meadows Greens After Burn
On April 14, firefighters successfully set and burned 408 acres at Onyx
Meadows in the Mammoth Cave National Park. The fire scarred down to mineral soil in the meadow area and killed many
encroaching young cedar trees.
Caldwell planned for three prescribed fires in the park this year, but
relentless winter snows and spring rains allowed only one to be completed
within the burn window of January-April. He hopes to accomplish the other
two in the fall (Bruce Hollow Glade, near the headquarters
area, and Chaumont in the southeastern corner of the park).
On the right, Rich Caldwell, Fire Management Officer at Mammoth Cave, checks on native
grasses growing in Onyx Meadows following its burn in April. Examining the area after the burn, he found the grasses to be
returning in force.
Mammoth Cave National Park Mammoth Cave's Webcam