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  • Noble News and Views
  • 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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  • Noble News and Views
  • 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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  • Noble News and Views
  • 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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  • Noble News and Views
  • 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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Growing Season Prescribed Burn Field Day

Prescribed burning is a natural process that can be effectively used in land resource management, but it must be used in a safe and proper manner. This workshop is designed to introduce participants...
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 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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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2017
  • January

Why You Should Consider Prescribed Burning Throughout the Year

For most prescribed fire practitioners in the Southern Great Plains, burns are conducted during winter and early spring (December to March). This burning season has become commonplace because most of...
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  • Noble News and Views
  • 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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  • Noble News and Views
  • 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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  • Noble News and Views
  • 2013
  • April

Mobile app aids prescribed burn management

Prescribed fire is a powerful tool that can be used to achieve management goals and manipulate vegetation. When conducting a burn, good communication between the burn crew members is critical for conducting it safely.
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