Content tagged "controlled burn"

Who do I need to contact before I conduct a prescribed fire?

Prescribed Fire Updated: April 01, 2016

It is a recommended practice, regardless of legal requirements, to notify adjacent landowners as well as the local fire department before conducting a...

What is the best way to protect prescribed fire equipment from freezing temperatures?

Prescribed Fire Updated: April 01, 2016

The best way to protect pumps and water handling equipment from freezing temperatures is to place them in a heated or insulated building. If this is not an...

Do prescribed fires kill wildlife?

Prescribed Fire Updated: April 01, 2016

Rarely are wildlife directly killed by a prescribed fire. Most wildlife are able to leave an area before it burns. Fossorial species retreat underground as...

Firebreaks

Prescribed Fire Updated: January 29, 2016

Firebreaks, also called fireguards or fuel breaks, usually define the perimeter of a prescribed fire or controlled burn and help contain the fire. Firebreaks...

Three Most Powerful Tools for Managing Native Plant Communities

Prescribed Fire Updated: December 29, 2014

Three of the most commonly used tools for managing native plant communities are fire, grazing and rest. Unfortunately, many land managers do not understand...

Burning Safely and Effectively

Prescribed Fire Updated: October 28, 2014

Several things must exist for a person to consistently conduct safe and effective prescribed fires or controlled burns. These include appropriate education,...

Prescribed Fire Equipment

Prescribed Fire Updated: October 28, 2014

The minimum equipment needed for every prescribed burn include ignition devices, fire suppression, communication, and personal safety apparel. Other...

Michael D. Porter

Prescribed Fire Feral Hogs Updated: June 13, 2014

Michael D. Porter is a senior wildlife and fisheries consultant with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He has worked with the...

Written Prescribed Fire Plan

Prescribed Fire Updated: August 15, 2013

Photo: Fire boss discussing the plan with the burn crew prior to a prescribed fire (by Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation staff).A prescribed fire plan details...

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation's Involvement with Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire Updated: August 15, 2013

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation (NF) helps land managers learn how to safely and effectively use prescribed fire or controlled burning, particularly in...

Managing Northern Bobwhite with Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire Updated: August 01, 2013

The northern bobwhite is a popular gamebird and many landowners wish to improve populations of this quail on their land. Practices such as timber thinning,...

Burning During A Drought

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 25, 2013

Landowners often are unable to carry out their fire program due to periodic droughts.  Drought does present several challenges to using prescribed fire such...

Prescribed Fire Community Information

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 25, 2013

Using Prescribed Fire to Control Invasive Plant Species

Invasive Species Prescribed Fire Updated: July 25, 2013

Prescribed burning is a vital part of successful land management in grassland and shrubland landscapes. Restoring fire often results in increased vegetation...

Influence of Fire on Cattle Forage Quality

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 25, 2013

Importance of FireFire is an important driver of many North American ecosystems, particularly grasslands.  The influence of fire on the plant community is...

When is the Best Time of Year to Conduct Prescribed Burns?

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 22, 2013

One of the main questions many land owners and fire managers often ask about prescribed burning is when is the best time of year to burn? This will vary...

Using Prescribed Fire to Enhance Habitat for White-tailed Deer

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 11, 2013

Prescribed fire is an excellent tool to stimulate and maintain forage and cover for white-tailed deer. Browse (the leaves and twigs of woody species) and...

Effects of Timing of Fire and Fire Intensity

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 11, 2013

Fire frequency (or fire-return interval) is the most important factor with regard to how prescribed fire influences vegetation composition and structure....

Using Fire to Manage Horn Flies on Cattle

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Indigenous tribes of North America, Africa and Australia used fire for a variety of reasons including control of insects.  Commercial livestock operators...

Great Plains Fire Science Exchange: A Source for Fire Information

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Although fire plays an important role in maintaining ecosystems in the Great Plains, managers, fire operations, private landowners, and researchers working...

Setting Prescribed Fire Objectives

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Prescribed fire is an effective tool for managing vegetation.  Prescribed fire can be used to improve forage for livestock and wildlife, control...

A Statewide Burn Association in Oklahoma

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

The vision for statewide burn association came from results of a series of statewide meetings and surveys filled out by landowners. One of the main questions...

Minimizing Mortality to Wildlife from Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

For most wildlife species, mortality from prescribed fire is small. Some species of reptiles such as this Western glass lizard appear to be more susceptible...

Conducting Prescribed Fires: A Comprehensive Manual

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Conducting Prescribed Fires: A Comprehensive Manual, is a book that was written to fill a gap in fire literature and provide new and experienced prescribed...

Using Prescribed Fire to Control Ticks

Beef Cattle Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Troublesome pests such as ticks can be controlled with fire. However, for most parasites, control by fire lasts only for one growing season post-burn.Many...

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