March 5, 2020
Cross Timbers Prescribed Fire Field Day
Cross Timbers WMA Headquarters
7761 Stockton Road
Burneyville, OK 73430
Directions: From 1-35, take exit 15. Turn west and drive 14.5 miles to Stockton Road. Turn north and drive 1.3 miles on Stockton Road. Look for Noble event signs. Parking is on the east side of the road.
9 am - 3 pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-823-9038 by Feb. 29, 2020.
Prescribed fire is a natural process in the southern Great Plains, where the landscape evolved under fire and grazing. Fire can improve wildlife habitat, reduce woody plants, remove thatch, and improve forage quality and quantity for livestock.
The most important way to safely burn is to gain experience conducting burns. If weather parameters are within prescription during the field day, we will attempt to burn to give you real experience conducting prescribed fire management.
What You Will Learn:
- How prescribed fire impacts wildlife and grazing lands
- How to design and implement a safe prescribed fire
- How to conduct a dormant-season prescribed fire
- How to properly use prescribed fire equipment
- Weather permitting, demonstration of actual prescribed burn
How You Will Learn:
- Infield discussion
- Hands-on demonstration, weather permitting
Who Should Attend:
- Producers who want to learn more about the impact of prescribed fires on plant communities, wildlife and livestock.
- Technical advisers who want to learn more about the impact of prescribed fires on plant communities, wildlife and livestock.
What You Should Bring:
- Wear cotton or fire-resistant long pants and long-sleeved shirt
- Wear leather boots
- Bring a hat and gloves
- "Why You Should Consider Prescribed Burning Throughout the Year," Noble Research Institute
- Oklahoma Mesonet
- Precribed Fire Articles, Noble Research Institute