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  • 1999
  • February

Are the Sacks Stacking Up?

As with many livestock producers, empty feedsacks really can start to pile up this time of year. The big question is what to do with them. Traditional recycling is an option in some places that requires a little effort, but it is worth it.
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  • 2009
  • August

Succession in Plant Communities and Soils

Succession is a relatively predictable process of change that occurs in plant communities and soils. It is an important concept when managing native plant communities for wildlife, livestock grazing, timber production or other goals.
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  • 2013
  • January

Move coarse, volatile fuels away from firebreaks

Coarse and volatile fuels cause problems when located too close to firebreaks during prescribed burns. Coarse fuels are woody materials that burn for a relatively long time, such as brush piles, snags, logs or stumps.
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  • 2009
  • September

Mesquite - How To Control It

Many people view honey mesquite as a poor quality rangeland plant. However, it provides cover and food for wildlife and livestock; plus it is a legume that has the ability to fix nitrogen back into the soil.
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  • 2014
  • June

Growing-season prescribed burns offer many benefits

Burns conducted during the summer months can be very beneficial for improving wildlife habitat, livestock forage and brush management.
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  • 2012
  • November

Online weather resources aid prescribed burns

One of the most important parts of planning and implementing a prescribed burn is weather prediction. Weather prediction resources are available to help us make informed decisions about both fire and smoke behavior before we conduct prescribed burns.
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  • 1995
  • February

Equipment and Labor Needs for Prescribed Burning

Equipment and labor needs for prescribed burning are misunderstood by some people. The equipment and labor truly needed for a prescribed burn depend upon the burn plan and the burn site. The most...
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  • 2017
  • March

How Often Should You Conduct Prescribed Burns?

There are many reasons why property owners use prescribed fire. The most common reasons are brush management, wildlife habitat management and forage improvement for livestock. Since the effects of...
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  • 1990
  • December

Pros and Cons of Burning

This article was revised in 2006. Fire can be a wonderfully useful and flexible land management tool. So why don't more people use it? Why do so many people think fire is generally bad? Probably...
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  • 2018
  • July 2018

Improve Nutrition for White-Tailed Deer With Growing-Season Prescribed Burns

Habitat includes food, water, shelter, space and the arrangement of these components, though land managers and popular press most popularly discuss food. Food can easily be managed, and many times the focus is only on food plots and feeders. Native vegetation can take a back seat to these intensive management practices, but people should be aware how to manage existing native vegetation to provide a high quality diet.