Prescribed Fire

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...

Hello, my name is Vaughn Reed, and I love conducting prescribed burns

One of the many things that I have learned since arriving at the Noble Research Institute is that prescribed burns are a big thing out here.

Early brush control lessens future problems

Woody plants are encroaching rangelands in the Southern Great Plains.

New prescribed burn insurance protects landowners

Liability has always been a concern for landowners using or considering the use of prescribed fire. Surveyed landowners report liability as one of the major reasons they do not use prescribed fire in their property management.

Monitoring thatch prevents fire creep

Fire creep in the context of prescribed burning can be defined as unnoticed smoldering of plant material that is thought to be extinguished. The buildup of thatch along the fireline can cause fire to "creep" across the firebreak, which can result in an escaped fire.

Cross Timbers management creates wildlife habitat

Understanding the habitat requirements for the animals you want to promote and manage is key to providing a good wildlife habitat.

Nature manages native plant communities

Several things drive native plant communities: sunlight, soils, water, herbivory, fire and rest. We could learn a few things by paying attention.

Growing-season prescribed burns offer many benefits

Burns conducted during the summer months can be very beneficial for improving wildlife habitat, livestock forage and brush management.