Performing a prescribed fire is a serious undertaking, and a burn plan is key to the safest and easiest way to accomplish a prescribed burn. Leading up to the day of the prescribed fire, a checklist should be thoroughly reviewed and assessed to determine critical elements such as:
- The weather conditions during which the burn will be conducted
- The number of personnel and their duties
- The type, amount, and placement of equipment needed to safely conduct the burn
This factsheet contains a checklist of recommendations to review prior to carrying out a prescribed fire. (2 Pages)
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Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.
This online course will enable land managers to select and restore the best grasses for their goals. Objectives: select plants native to Texas; explain biological characteristics of relevant grasses; describe soil factors; predict vegetation based on ecoregions; select seeds; prepare your seedbed; determine proper planting times; acquire necessary equipment; manage grasses once planted.
When contracts for the Conservation Reserve Program expire, landowners must find profitable ways to manage their properties. These management decisions affect wildlife and habitat. Former CRP land can be returned to crop or livestock production and still be managed to benefit wildlife, and wildlife enterprises themselves can be viable options. (4 Pages)
As Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts begin to expire, landowners must decide to re-enroll the land in the program, convert it back to crops or leave it in permanent cover for grazing and for wildlife. This publication is one of a series exploring those options.