Prescribed Fire

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...

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.

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.