Prescribed Fire

Fire Ants: The Invasion Continues

The number of fire ants seems to have increased noticeably in south central Oklahoma in the last couple of years, and the number calls and complaints the Noble Research Institute receives have skyrocketed.

Arbuckle Restoration Project Forming in Carter, Johnston, Murray Counties

The continued spread of red cedar is a serious threat to our state's natural resources and, therefore, our economy. Prescribed fire is usually the most efficient way to prevent and remove red cedar. The Arbuckle Restoration Association is being organized so landowners and other concerned people can address such issues in Carter, Johnston and Murray counties in Oklahoma.

A Written Prescribed Burning Plan Helps to Accomplish Goals

A well-written prescribed burning plan accomplishes several positive things.

Fuel Loading, Fuel Moisture Are Important Components of Prescribed Fire

Prescribed burning is a land management tool that should only be used when needed and after considerable planning, taking into account numerous factors including fireguards, equipment, labor, smoke management and fuel characteristics.

Eastern Red Cedar is Public Enemy Number One

Eastern red cedar, which is native to Oklahoma, historically was controlled by fires. Since that isn't the case anymore, land that was once open prairie is covered with cedar and no longer provides grazing for livestock.

A Burning Issue

Oklahoma requires notification before conducting a prescribed burn.

Plant Identification: Is It Worth the Effort?

For natural resource managers to be successful, plant identification is a must.

Old Man Winter

Wildlife managers have plenty of activities to keep them busy during the winter - here's a list.

Ten Years of Prescribed Fire on a Cross Timbers Woodland Community

Prescribed fire is often recommended as a tool to open up or thin woody vegetation typical of the Cross Timbers. More open timber may increase plant diversity for wildlife and forage for cattle. This article presents the results of ten years of prescribed fire on woody vegetation.

How to Conduct a Prescribed Burn

Burning, grazing, and rest are generally the most powerful tools for managing local wildlife habitats. It may seem simple to light a match, stock some cattle, or erect a fence, but accomplishing specific habitat management goals with these tools requires considerable study and management. This article addresses some fundamentals of prescribed burning.