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Oklahoma requires notification before conducting a prescribed burn.
When an unexpected wildfire blazes through a property, it generally leaves behind the charred ashes of grass, trees, fences and possibly buildings. Landowners will immediately think of the loss in value the wildfire has created, but, in the eyes of the IRS, is there a deductible loss?
When burning costs are mentioned, fireguard establishment and labor for a burn are usually the topics of discussion. However, some argue that burning native grass pastures may have more significant costs such as decreasing plant diversity, destroying wildlife habitat, decreasing forage production or adversely affecting soil chemistry.
Fires in Oklahoma and Texas and record-low rainfall have caused many people who earn a living on the land to make decisions they have not faced in many years. Here are some items for producers to think about as they formulate drought-management plans
As part of the prescribed burn planning process, managers should secure the appropriate equipment.
When planning a prescribed burn, there are many environmental factors to consider including topography, fuel loads and weather.
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.
A well-written prescribed burning plan accomplishes several positive things.
For natural resource managers to be successful, plant identification is a must.
Wildlife managers have plenty of activities to keep them busy during the winter - here's a list.