What are some environmental issues in the grasslands?
One important ecological issue is fire. Many grasslands are being used as suburbian housing areas and for growing populations and fire cannot be allowed to spread through these areas with a population of people. Grasslands are adapted for fire and cannot survive with out frequent fires. As fire is suppressed in these areas, fuel builds up (instead of being consumed in a low energy maintenance fire) and this leads to wildfires like we are seeing in California and Australia. We must find a way to maintain our grasslands through prescribed controlled fires.