K-12 Education

Fighting Fire with Fire

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Fighting Fire with Fire: Use of prescribed burning to protect communities and firefighters.

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Synthesis of elements of traditional fire knowledge

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Synthesis of elements of traditional fire knowledge.

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Impact of Juniper Encroachment and Removal-Water Quantity/Quality

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Chris Zou (Oklahoma State University) presents his research at the 7th Fire in eastern Oak Forests Conference in Tyler, Texas. On the Impact of Juniper Encroachment and Removal on Water Quantity/Quality in Water-limited Cross Timbers.

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Calculating fire danger of cured grasslands in temperate climates

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Wildfire SAFE App

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This app serves as a single place where you can receive weather updates and fuel conditions that may lead to severe wildfires, determine expected fire behavior, and also 7-day forecasts in anticipation of severe fire hazard conditions.


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Barriers to Prescribed Fire in the US Great Plains, Part II: Critical Review of Presently Used and Potentially Expandable Solutions

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Reviews the solutions that are employed to increase prescribed fire use by land managers in the Great Plains.

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Fire Across the Grasslands- What Are We Managing For?

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Tallgrass Prairie + Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium, and Great Plains Fire Science Exchange provided a panel over fire across the grassland and answered the question of what are we managing for.

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The Canadian Prairies Prescribed Fire Exchange

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The Canadian Prairies Prescribed Fire Exchange (CPPFE) is an inter-agency collective established to increase knowledge sharing and training surrounding the use of prescribed fire as a management tool in Canadian prairie and parkland ecosystems. We’re here to help fire practitioners of all backgrounds, from landowners, to communities, to conservation groups and even experienced firefighters. We aim to get more fire returned safely and effectively to the prairie by providing learning and training opportunities, facilitating equipment and resource sharing, and acting as a hub for current fire science and grassland fire knowledge.

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Canadian Prairies TREX Video

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The Canadian Prairies Prescribed Fire Exchange held the 1st Canadian Prairies TREX from October 15-21, 2022. This event provided an opportunity for partners to gain skills and build capacity, while simultaneously achieving fire management and ecological goals within Saskatoon and the surrounding landscape. It was also an opportunity to build relationships with partners, share knowledge, and work within a more complex organizational structure, utilizing an Incident Command System.

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2022 Great Plains Fire Summit Recordings

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Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022

Prescribed Burn Association Updates

Fire in the Grassland Regions of North America

The Impact  of Prescribed Burn Associations 

Analysis of the Fall 2021-2022 NE Fire Season

2022 Fire Weather and Climate Update

Charlatans of the Great Plains Past and Present

Wed, Aug 24

A Ranchers Journey to Prescribed Fire

Fighting Fire with Fire: Coexisting with Fire in the Great Plains

Great Plains: NRCS Prescribed Fire Panel

A Future with Fire

Loess Canyons Biologically Unique Landscape Tour Primer

Breakout sessions

Patch Burn Grazing: 

Heterogeneity through pyric herbivory as the basis for rangeland conservation

Creating a Shifting Mosaic without Relying on Fire

Patch-burn grazing in southwestern North Dakota: assessing above and below ground ecosystem responses

Pyric Herbivory Effects on Rangeland Forage Quality and Avoided Grazable Areas 

A long term study of the impacts of patch-burn grazing with cattle (PBGC) as a prairie management tool on plant community response and vegetation structure response metrics in Missouri: Update on the first 5 years

Patch Burn Grazing in Below Rainfall Years 

Multi-Species pyric herbivory impacts on woody plant encroachment 

Room 2:

Development of a PBA

Prescribed Fire Lessons Learned

Prescribed Burning Communication Kit

Prescribed Fire Hurdles: Dealing with Naysayers in Land Management

Using Prescribed Fires to mitigate wildfires

Prescribed Fire Needs: Group Discussion 

Room 3:

Legal Reviews of Prescribed Burning Regulations

Wildland Fire and Smoke Management

Effects of prescribed burning on butterfly populations in Coastal South Texas

Forage or fuel? How climate shapes long-term fire- herbivore interactions in Great Plains grassland

Addressing eastern redcedar in the Nebraska Sandhills

Exploring effective detection of prickly pear cactus (Opuntia engelmannii) from airborne imagery before and after prescribed fires in the Edwards Plateau 

Safe Burning of Brush Piles: Roundable Discussion

Room 4: 

Burn Plan Writing Workshop 

Indian Nations Conservation Alliance

Prescribed burning across boundaries: lessons learned

Prescribed fire programs and resources from Texas

Compressed air foam for prescribed fire

Effects of fire on barbed wire and steel posts

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