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.
My first week at the Noble Research Institute has flown by and has been packed with meeting new people, learning about a new state and settling into my summer home in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
Burns conducted during the summer months can be very beneficial for improving wildlife habitat, livestock forage and brush management.
If I could have only four tools to conduct prescribed burns or fight wildfires, they would be matches, a drip torch, an accurate weather forecast and a power sprayer with a water tank transported by a vehicle.