Prescribed fire can be an excellent and relatively inexpensive tool to promote native warm season grasses. The best results usually occur when prescribed fire is used before the native warm season grasses have started growing during the late spring. Most other herbaceous and woody plants will have already greened up before the native warm season grasses. Fire will set back these other species and stimulate the established native warm season grasses and their seeds to grow!
In areas where ag is the predominate land use, cover can be a limiting factor for wildlife. Native warm season grasses can provide great cover as well as build huge amounts of organic matter!