The open grasslands need the Pogonip Club were the target of two simultaneous projects. One was to control the fire danger presented by the dry grass and to diminish the dominance of non-native grasses introduced over the last 100+ years. The other was to give local fire control agencies an opportunity to hone their skills at firefighting in a potentially catastrophic event. Both goals were achieved without incident. It was a lot of fun as well as exciting to be a part of it.