Learn how prescribed burns during the growing season can help restart nature’s clock by improving forage quality and wildlife habitat while managing brush encroachment at the same time.
Prescribed burns play a critical role in producing a robust, resilient grass resource.
Fire is an important natural ecological process in many ecosystems. In this article we’ll look at the pros and cons of using prescribed fire for land stewardship.
Prescribed fire, grazing and rest are integral processes for maintaining the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community in the Southern Great Plains and throughout the U.S.
Fire is essential to the health of the Southern Great Plains. Prescribed fire is a management tool that benefits the land in a safe, planned way.
Comparing current plant structure and diversity to what is desired for the property should always be the guiding factor in determining when to apply fire.
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.
Many landowners will be implementing prescribed burns this winter and spring. 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, special concerns, smoke management and fuel characteristics (loading and moisture).