The Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association (OPBA) has just received a donation of metal fence signs. These signs are going to be used by local prescribed burn association (PBA) members to show their support for prescribed burning. OPBA is currently distributing them to members of the 21 PBA’s currently in Oklahoma. The signs are designed to let neighbors and people driving by know that this property is managed using prescribed fire. The sign reads: This property is managed with prescribed fire by your local prescribed burn association to maintain habitat for livestock and wildlife, and reduce the impact of wildfires.
The signs are a new way that OPBA and the local PBA’s are using to spread the word about the importance of fire in Oklahoma. Also as people see the benefits of fire on the lands behind the signs it will hopefully encourage more use and acceptance of fire in the area. Members are hoping that these fire signs become as popular as livestock association signs are fences throughout the state. The signs were made and donated to OPBA by Davis Printing of Elk City, OK. The owner, Karsen Davis is also an avid pyromaniac and president of the Roger Mills PBA located in western Oklahoma.