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Benefits of Rangeland Prescribed Burning

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Why burn? Prescribed fire is a safe, effective, and economical way to enhance native rangelands. Learn more about Prescribed Fire’s benefits to nature, livestock, and it’s role in helping reduce wildfire risks. 

 

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Wildfire Analyst App

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The Wildfire Analyst™ Pocket Edition application provides the wildland fire community with operational fire behavior tools for use in the field.

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Implications of Wildfire & Prescribed Fire 2022

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Can prescribed fires mitigate health harm? A review of air quality and public health implications of wildfire and prescribed fire (attached) American Lung Association

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Effects of Fire on Grassland Soils and Water: A Review

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Grasslands occur on all of the continents. They collectively constitute the largest ecosystem in the world, making up 40.5% of the terrestrial land area, excluding Greenland and Antarctica. Grasslands are not entirely natural because they have formed and developed under natural and anthropogenic pressures.

To learn more, click on the pdf below. 

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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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