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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Native but aggressive cattails managed by wintertime controlled burns

Uploaded by on Jan 10, 2012  | Illinois Lake County Forest Preserve Burnt Off An Area At North Point Marina in order to control the cattails.

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CONTROLLING CATTAILS: The acreage of cattail-dominated wetlands in the United States has increased drastically since the early twentieth century due to changes in hydrology and land use. The optimal control technique for a given site will depend on the hydrologic state of the site, the size of the area to be managed, and if the manager is able to manipulate water levels.

Prescribed Burning: Most cattail marshes must be burned in winter or before significant growth has occurred in spring; these are generally the only times when fuels are dry enough to carry a fire, although frozen ground or saturated soil may impede the fire’s progress through the cattail duff. Fire is most effective as a control method when followed by naturally or artificially high water levels in the spring to smother residual stalks.

From the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Prairie/wet meadow prescribed burn explained in restoration video

Acorus Restoration  |  Aug. 13, 2011  |  At Acorus Restoration, a native plant nursery located in Southern Ontario, Paul Morris explains the role of fire in the preservation of different natural habitats.

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Prescribed burn prevents trees from colonizing arboretum prairie

umsnre | December 9, 2010 | Students in SNRE professor Bob Grese’s Ecological Restoration course conduct a controlled burn in Dow Field in Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Wildflower Center starts time-lapse coverage of prescribed fire and native plant growth

wildflowercenter | November 12, 2010 | Our Gallery Meadow or Savanna Meadow three months after a prescribed burn showing regrowth and suppression of invasive species. Narrated by John Hart Asher.
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