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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