Army Corps of Engineers message explains intent of Oregon controlled burn

Published on Oct 3, 2014

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Adding fuel to the fire: Sometimes straw needs to be added for a good prescribed burn as seen in this relatively young prairie restoration project at Eureka College

Published on Apr 11, 2014  |  Prairie Restoration Project: Prairie Burn. Dr. Renee Mullen, Professor Rhea Edge and Dr. Dale Birkenholz (ISU Professor Emeritus) supervise students burning a patch of prairie located on the campus of Eureka College.

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“Leaning man” controlled fire/prescribed burn sign now available

Inspired by a concept suggested by Bob Ahrenhoerster, environmental educator and operator of Prairie Seed Source, our man leaning on a rake sign lets others know everything is under control. Those of us who conduct prescribed burns know that neighbors and passersby can be alarmed and confused by vegetation fires. Post one or more of these signs near the roadside on the day of your burn to calm and educate the public.

The design is printed on both sides of weather-resistant (but not fire-resistant!) corrugated plastic, the sort of yard sign you may have seen used by real estate companies or political candidates. It can be ordered in 18″x12″ or 24″x18″ sizes from this link to our Zazzle store. (Note: A wire-leg stand is offered as an option. Click on “Add Yard Sign Frame” if you want this extra.) [This design is also offered at CafePress in a soft-vinyl, roll-up format in a 22″x15″ size.]

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Springtime prescribed burn serves multiple purposes in prairie restoration

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Prescribed burn provides numerous ecological benefits

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Postponing a prescribed burn plan will result in damaging uncontrolled fires

Published on Apr 24, 2012 by   | Watch LIPBS Executive Director Richard Amper discuss the need for prescribed burns in the Pine Barrens.

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Technical college wildland firefighters shown conducting a prescribed burn of Gottfried Prairie

Published on Apr 8, 2012 by   |  Students from the Fox Valley Technical College Wildland Firefighter Program assist with a prescribed burn at the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum on Friday, April 6, 2012. Ten acres were burned to promote the growth of native prairie plant species. The Gottfried Prairie is made up of 42 acres of restored prairie located on the UW-Fond du Lac campus.

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Watch 52-minute webinar on prescribed burning: Fire as a tool for managing wildlife habitat

Uploaded by on Mar 2, 2012  | January 2012 Wildlife for Lunch webinar presented by Dale Rollins.

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What’s the difference between a wildfire and a controlled burn? Video from DNR Environmental Control offers an understanding

Uploaded by on Feb 24, 2012  | Rob Line, Natural Heritage Program Manager for Delaware State Parks, explains the upcoming Prescribed Fire planned for Cape Henlopen State Park and visits the area to be burned.

“Your DNREC” is a new video series offering news and notes from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

Uploaded by on Feb 28, 2012  |  Rob Line, Natural Heritage Program Manager for Delaware State Parks, explains the Prescribed Fire at Cape Henlopen State Park and shows us some of the results. This is Part 2 of a planned 4 part series on the burn.

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Prescribed burn of underbrush: Management controls fuel loads and potential wildfires, benefits native plants

Uploaded by on Feb 20, 2012  | Prescribed Burning is the planned application of fire to natural fuels or vegetation in order to accomplish a specific management goal. By reducing fuel sources, communities reduce the likelihood that wildfires will be able to escalate and cause further damage to homes, recreational areas, and community businesses. Without ample fuels, fires are less likely to grow to uncontrollable sizes, which make them difficult to suppress. Prescribed burning is frequently used in Florida communities to manage vegetative fuels. However, many residents are unaware of the necessity or benefits of this management technique. As part of the public outreach component of the Highlands County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP), CSA International, Inc. created an informational video to document the role of prescribed burning in wildfire mitigation efforts throughout the County. The video features a prescribed burn performed in August 2009 by Florida Forest Service personnel on a platted subdivision east of Highlands Hammock State Park.

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