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Prairie Protector

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 Prairie Protector, a computer game conceived by University of Nebraska–Lincoln faculty and developed by Husker undergrads from the School of Computing, Department of Biological Systems Engineering and Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. The game’s simple 2D graphics and gameplay mechanics belie a grander vision: spreading the word about an invader that is endangering native plant and animal species, the livelihoods of ranchers, even the financial security of Nebraska’s public schools. 

 

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FSEN 2021 Annual Report Summary

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In FY 2021, the exchanges focused on implementing activities related to categories of societal impact developed by Meadow and Owen (2021).

For the Fire Science Exchange Network Annual Summary, click here.

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Legislating the right to burn

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Watch as Carissa L. Wonkka does an overview of prescribed burning statues and regulations.

Video by Lake State Fire Science Exchange

To view, click here

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Fireworks-Tallgrass

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Fighting Fire With Fire

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Fire in the Northern Great Plains of North America

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The following review is intended to summarize available literature in order to provide a state-of-the-art understanding of the effects of fire in the Northern Great Plains of North America.

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Cool-season invasive grasses of the Northern Great Plains workshop abstracts and recordings

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2014-07

The workshop held on March 18-19, 2014 was developed to share current knowledge, technical information, practical management information, and provide training opportunities for private local, federal and state participants that either manage land or work with land managers.

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Synthesis of the effect on fire on lesser prairie-chickens

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Lesser prairie‐chickens are an iconic part of the Great Plains and so their protection is of interest to a variety of stakeholders from landowners to land managers and grassland enthusiasts to researchers.

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Effects of fall burning: Workshop follow-up resources

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October 13, 2015 a diverse group of people interested in grassland fire convened to learn about effects of season of fire and see the results of a fall burn (1‐year post‐burn) at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, Strong City, Kansas

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A review of Characteristics of Burns Conducted Under Modified Prescriptions

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In the semiarid shortgrass steppe region of the Great Plains, interest in prescribed fire as a management tool is rising. A growing body of literature from this region highlights the utility of fire in controlling undesirable species, managing habitat structure, and improving forage, but few seek to directly examine the mechanisms by which burning alters the ecosystem.

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