Prescribed Fire Ignition Techniques – Backing Fire
27
December

Prescribed Fire Ignition Techniques – Backing Fire

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(acoustic music) (fire crackling) – In a backing fire, the fire moves against the wind. Backing fires exhibit the slowest rate of speed and the lowest intensity. Backing fires are always used at the beginning of a prescribed fire to a create a black line. These black lines are formed on the downwind side of […]


Benefits of Prescribed Burning
18
November

Benefits of Prescribed Burning

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Left unburned historically it probably would become a very different forest. It might become more cove- forest-like and plants…it would have a different flora growing in there. The diversity would go down and you might get cove forest specialists moving in by the overall diversity for this forest would go down. These days what an […]


The Benefits of Prescribed Fire – Tips from a Wildlife Biologist

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Welcome to the Bastrop State Park complex, which includes Bastrop and Buescher State Parks. Some of the areas of the park have been managed with prescribed burns. Those are burns conducted under ideal weather and time conditions to rejuvenate the forest for the benefit of the forest and its wildlife. However, many areas have not […]


Prescribed Fire – Bureau of Land Management Wyoming

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So prescribed fire, in a sense is a planned event. There’s an area identified on the landscape through interdisciplinary teams of specialists on what areas need prescribed fire treatment for multiple reasons. There’s obviously a NEPA document, the National Environmental Policy Act document that seeks public input on that action. That’s followed up by a […]


How Prescribed Fires Help Manage Forests | Georgia Forests

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Who knew that fire in a forest could be a good thing? But that’s only the case if it is properly managed. And that takes someone who is certified and trained to light fires right. Each burn of ours we have specific objectives that we’re trying to reach. And after we do our burn, we […]


Prescribed Fire Ignition Techniques – Flanking Fire

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(light instrumental music) – [Narrator] In a flanking fire, personnel set lines of fire directly into the wind. The intensity of flanking fires is moderate with less intensity than heading fires but more intensity than backing fires. The intensity can be manipulated by adjusting space between the lines. Lines closer together will be less intense, […]


Prescribed Fire or Controlled Burn – Dangerously beneficial to your land. CD TV Ep. 10
24
September

Prescribed Fire or Controlled Burn – Dangerously beneficial to your land. CD TV Ep. 10

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Fire!!! Although extremely dangerous, setting a fire on purpose also known as prescribed fire or controlled burn can actually help your land While I’ve been working on my fire lands training I’ve learned three very important preparations. One to be mentally prepared. Two know your fire weather and three know your fuel types That’s what […]


Deer Management: Prescribed Fire for Better Whitetail Habitat (#89) @GrowingDeer.tv
24
September

Deer Management: Prescribed Fire for Better Whitetail Habitat (#89) @GrowingDeer.tv

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GRANT: August 1st, Monday, here at The Proving Grounds, and it’s another scorcher, triple digit heat. But there’s always something positive going on and we want to share with you some of the great habitat work we were able to get accomplished under these harsh conditions last week. ANNOUNCER: GrowingDeer.tv is brought to you by […]


How to Perform a Prescribed Burn: When to Burn
24
September

How to Perform a Prescribed Burn: When to Burn

By Paul Henry / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

(piano music) (strumming music) – Prescribed fire is just one tool used by foresters to control unwanted vegetation, and we need to discuss when to decide and how to decide that fire is appropriate for your landscape. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has put together a free, downloadable publication that goes into detail on […]