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Prescribed Fire Community Information

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 25, 2013

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...

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...

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...

Individual Cedar Control with Fire

Invasive Species Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Prescribed fire is the most economical method to control ash juniper and eastern redcedar in the Great Plains. But many times these trees are too large by...

Do I need a permit to conduct a prescribed fire?

Prescribed Fire Updated: May 06, 2013

Requirements and permits necessary to conduct prescribed fires vary from state to state. For example, some states require a permit, while others simply...

Controlling Eastern Redcedar with Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire Updated: March 29, 2013

 The use of fire has decreased since European settlement due to fragmented landscapes caused by farming and over-use by livestock. This has resulted in a...

Managing Shrubs in the Southern Great Plains with Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire Updated: March 29, 2013

The southern Great Plains includes portions of Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.  This area is semi-arid grassland that is characterized by...

Weather Conditions for Controlled Burns

Prescribed Fire Updated: March 29, 2013

Although controlled burns can be conducted under pre-determined weather conditions, burns can be unsafe if the experience of the burn boss and crew is...

Types of Fire

Prescribed Fire Updated: March 08, 2013

There are many different techniques that can be used when lighting prescribed fires. The types of fire produced depend upon ignition technique and direction...

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