A tallgrass prairie forb in a landscape shaped by patch burn grazing
Aldo Leopold said that â€œTo keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.â€ This research was aimed at understanding the effect of fire and grazing on a conservative forb commonly known as Indian plantain (Arnoglossum plantagineum). Read the our research summary to see if that special part of the system was â€œkeptâ€.
Invasive grasses workshop, Kansas burn demo and more....
WHAT: Kansas Burn Demo WHEN: March 15, 2014 WHERE: Clinton Reservoir, Douglas County Hereâ€™s a chance to see what a prescribed burn is like. Itâ€™s great chance to bring friends or neighbors that are unsure about your own work with fire.More Info Here
WHAT: Webinar: Efficacy of fuels treatments WHEN: March 27, 1pm WHERE: LINK, choose Guest
WHAT: Workshop: Cool season Invasive Grasses WHEN: March 18-19 , 2014 WHERE: Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND LINK
WHAT: GP Fire Science Board Meeting WHEN: February 18-19, 2014 WHERE: Sonora, TX
WHAT: Workshop The Problem with Junipers in the Great Plains and Central US WHEN: February 12, 2014 WHERE: Society for Range Management meeting, Orlando FL LINK
WHAT:Missouri Botanical Conference WHEN: March 12, 2014 WHERE: University of Science and Technology Rolla, MO LINK
WHAT: Colorado Wildfire Conference WHEN: April 16-17 WHERE: Glenwood Springs, CO LINK
WHAT: Relationships between Fire Management and Quality of Foraging Habitat for Bats: A Workshop for Scientists and Managers WHEN: April 30-May 1, 2014 WHERE: Mammoth Cave National Park, KY LINK
FROM OUR BLOG:
'Beyond The Refresher'
By Sherry Leis, Great Plains Fire Science Coordinator
I recently attended my fire refresher training with the Buffalo River National Park fire crew. They put extra effort into planning the training and it made for a memorable day. The added emphasis was the result of way too many fire fatalities in 2013. The refresher planners took their mission to heart. I was introduced to a few interesting concepts that are especially apropos to fire, but have application in other realms. See if you agree...