Prescribed Fire

Why You Should Consider Prescribed Burning Throughout the Year

For most prescribed fire practitioners in the Southern Great Plains, burns are conducted during winter and early spring (December to March). This burning season has become commonplace because most of...

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. It's the Future.

On a cold, but sunny October day, nearly 100 4-H students filed into the Ardmore Convention Center for their Southeast District Leadership Conference. What would be a day filled with leadership...

Common ag practices key for pollinators, grassland birds

Tools and processes that encourage plant diversity are essential.

Proper livestock stocking rate supports operation, wildlife

Overgrazing can cause poor forage and livestock production, wildlife habitat loss, soil erosion and other problems.

Grazing for wildlife, livestock involves many factors

Grazing management and wildlife management largely address plant community management with considerations involving interconnected, dynamic systems.

Fire characteristics affect prescribed burn success

Learning fire behavior will help burn managers predict potential impacts of a burn before it is conducted.

Root of the problem

We must address the issue of food security at its roots.

Education, experience produces successful burn bosses

Anyone can become a burn boss with time and patience.

Key Concepts Regarding Prescribed Fire

Fire is an important process in the ecology of most native plant and animal communities, especially in uplands. Most plant and animal communities in the Great Plains and eastern forests evolved with...

Early brush control lessens future problems

Woody plants are encroaching rangelands in the Southern Great Plains.

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