Date: 3/13/17 2:23 pm
From: Lucia Johnson <luciaj...>
Subject: Re: Western Ks. Fires
A co-worker from the area reports that the ranchers are emotionally devastated by the numbers of cattle and wildlife they have had to put down - all badly burned but still living creatures. They have had to kill pregnant cows and remove calves as soon as possible in the hopes of saving them.

She visited the areas over the weekend and says it looks like a moonscape.

Lucia Johnson
Jo Co, KS









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From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:<KSBIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of ok_forbs
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2017 3:00 PM
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Subject: Western Ks. Fires

In Sunday's Wichita Eagle newspaper, there was a very good article about the aftermath of the fires; by Michael Pearce.

I was surprised to learn 1,000's of live stock were killed along with many coyotes and deer.

A quote from the article says:
"This year's fire was so fast and ferocious it seemed to simply annihilate all kinds of life."

The article link is:
http://www.kansas.com/sports/outdoors/michael-pearce/article137959668.html


Eddie Stegall
<Ok_Forbs...>
Wichita, Ks.

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