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Tools and processes that encourage plant diversity are essential.
Overgrazing can cause poor forage and livestock production, wildlife habitat loss, soil erosion and other problems.
Grazing management and wildlife management largely address plant community management with considerations involving interconnected, dynamic systems.
Learning fire behavior will help burn managers predict potential impacts of a burn before it is conducted.
Anyone can become a burn boss with time and patience.
Woody plants are encroaching rangelands in the Southern Great Plains.
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.
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.
Understanding the habitat requirements for the animals you want to promote and manage is key to providing a good wildlife habitat.
Several things drive native plant communities: sunlight, soils, water, herbivory, fire and rest. We could learn a few things by paying attention.