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  • 2008
  • March

Tools of the Trade - Basic Requirements for Prescribed Burns

As part of the prescribed burn planning process, managers should secure the appropriate equipment.
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  • 2000
  • February

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.
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  • 2009
  • January

Want to Learn How to Safely Burn?

Prescribed burning is one of the most valuable and cost effective tools available to manage our rangelands. Fire was an integral part of the ecosystem in southern Oklahoma and northern Texas throughout history, and our plant communities are adapted to fire.
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  • 2010
  • February

Environmental Considerations When Burning

When planning a prescribed burn, there are many environmental factors to consider including topography, fuel loads and weather.
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  • 2007
  • March

Understand Prescribed Burn Liability in Your State

Why don't more people use prescribed burning in Oklahoma and Texas? One reason that comes to mind is the fact that most of the Noble Research Institute's service area was under a burn ban this time last year, which happens to be the peak time for conducting prescribed burns.
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  • 2004
  • January

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.
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  • 1996
  • July

Green Fireguards

A green fireguard can be a useful alternative to a bare soil fireguard or other types of fireguards. A green fireguard is managed to promote green vegetation and to minimize mulch.
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  • 2004
  • February

A Written Prescribed Burning Plan Helps to Accomplish Goals

A well-written prescribed burning plan accomplishes several positive things.
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  • 2014
  • December

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.
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  • 2009
  • April

Common Problems with Burns

Planning and preparation for prescribed burns should start several months or even a year prior to a burn.