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A prescription for fire | Under Rocks podcast

Sometimes, the best way to fix something is to burn it down -- especially when it comes to natural areas choked with invasive plants. Things heat up for the Under Rocks crew as they tag along with Jack Pizzo and Associates for a prescribed burn at his house.

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Jack Pizzo's yard, several months after a burn last year.

Want to know more about restoring natural areas? Jack Pizzo welcomes questions at jackp@pizzo.info.

Thanks to everyone who made this adventure possible, including Jack Pizzo and his crew, which includes Jason Cregier, who originally suggested this topic. And thanks to our own Under Rocks team, especially Spencer Tritt and Jared Ortega for their audio and visual contributions.

Got something interesting/weird/unusual you'd like the Under Rocks team to check out in northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin? Let us know! Drop an email to rocks@niu.edu.

Got something interesting/weird/unusual you'd like the Under Rocks team to check out in northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin? Let us know! Drop an email to rocks@niu.edu.

Susan is an award-winning reporter/writer at her favorite radio station. She's also WNIJ's Perspectives editor, Under Rocks contributor, and local host of All Things Considered.