Takeaways:

  • A “good fire” clears the previous last year’s waste. The fire will let sunlight hit the ground, which will allow marsh grasses to grow faster in the weeks ahead.
  • The in Chesapeake Bay region, the fire will encourage a type of native marsh grass called three-square which muskrats like to eat.
  • Muskrats are features in Indigenous creation stories and have been prized for their meat and fur.

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