Prescribed Fire

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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.

Education, experience produces successful burn bosses

Anyone can become a burn boss with time and patience.

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.

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