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Impact of prescribed fire and nitrogen applications on purple threeawn

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Purple threeawn reproduces from seed and vegetatively from basal buds, the source for new tillers. While typically a minor grassland species, it increases with intensive…

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A synthesis of arthropod responses to fire in the Great Plains

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Although there is a wealth of knowledge of plant and avian responses to fire in the Great Plains, responses are not as well understood for…

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A tallgrass prairie forb in a landscape shaped by patch burn grazing

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In Great Plains grasslands, grasses are typically the dominant plant life form because of their exceptional competitive abilities. When grasses are subjected to a period…

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Application of patch burn grazing for landowners

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Patch burn grazing is burning different patches of a pasture at different times and allowing animals to select where they want to graze. Originally conceived…

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Determining live fuel moisture in junipers

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Fuel moisture is often listed as an important criteria for ignition in burn plans. Why does fuel moisture matter? Dryer fuels ignite at lower fire…

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Do liability and regulatory standards influence the amount of prescribed burning in the South?

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This is an interesting question given the diversity of standards in legislation and regulations related to certified prescribed burn managers (CPBM) across the region. In…

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A review of ecological consequences of shifting the timing of burning tallgrass prairie

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Prescribed burning is widely accepted as a critical management tool in the tallgrass prairie, however, the ecological effects of burning at different times of the…

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Fuels management in the Great Plains

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Fuels management typically involves changing fuel structure or amount. Fuels management in woodlands conjures up visions of burning, tree felling, and mastication among other techniques,…

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A review of strategies for dealing with climate change in North American Rangelands

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Climate change has greatly impacted rangeland systems. Changes in rangelands are having dramatic effects on both social and ecological systems. Increased greenhouse gases in the…

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Rising Great Plains Fire Campaign: citizen cooperatives

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Grasslands have supported a broad array of life over the millennia. Not only have they supported rich biodiversity, but also they shaped the region’s stream…

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