A network for sharing research, ideas, and practices.

Supporting the exchange of fire science and knowledge across the Midwest. 


A photo series from the University of Wisconsin-Madison illustrates just how rapidly tallgrass prairie in the humid Midwest regrows following a fire.

This reconstructed prairie, planted on former agricultural lands now within the campus, is part of the Lakeshore Nature Preserve. The Biology Core Curriculum Program (or Biocore) uses the prairie extensively for undergraduate teaching and research.

To date, TPOS has documented over 30 college or university field stations in the Midwest where fire is used to manage remnant or planted tallgrass prairies.