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July 2020

Summer Fire Field Day

July 11 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ames Community Center, 106 East Corporate Drive
Ames, OK
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(previously scheduled for June 6) Agenda: 8:30-9:00am Registration 9:00am Welcome 9:15-10:30am Burning in the growing season, Forage/Browse Quality, Wildlife impacts, Equipment 10:30-12:00 How does season of burn affect livestock, plant diversity, and pollinators 12:00-1:00pm Lunch provided (no cost) 1:00-3:30pm Conduct growing season burn (weather permitting   RSVP by July 6 to John Weir (john.weir@okstate.edu,  405-744-5442) Flyer attached. Meal included.    

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Understanding the Impacts of Fire on Your Property

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Marietta, OK

Prescribed fire is a natural process in the southern Great Plains, where the landscape evolved under fire and grazing. Fire can improve wildlife habitat, reduce woody plants, remove thatch, and improve forage quality and quantity for livestock. The most important way to safely burn is to gain experience conducting burns. This field day will be solely focused on providing you with a hands-on experience conducting a burn. If weather parameters are within fire prescription, the field day will be conducted.…

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Fighting Fire with Fire Workshop

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Texas A&M University and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be delivering an FREE online workshop on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM CST showcasing research findings from Dr. Urs Kreuter’s Joint Fire Science Program project:   “Fighting Wildfire with Prescribed Burning in the Southern Great Plains: Social and Regulatory Barriers and Facilitators.”   Results will be given by graduate students and collaborators on the project, followed by a Q&A discussion with all speakers and participants.    Please register at: https://agrilife.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L1zHHnoDRZCze-PRKf74yw. …

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August 2020

Mixed/Shortgrass Range School

August 4 @ 8:00 am - August 6 @ 5:00 pm
Ringneck Ranch, 655 Solomon Lane
Tipton, KS
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For more information, see attached flyer. 

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Tallgrass Range School

August 18 @ 8:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Wood YMCA, 1101 Camp Wood Road
Elmdale, KS
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For more information, see attached flyer. 

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Prescribed Fire Field Day

August 29 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Kellyville, Ok

No cost to attend, RSVP required by August 24. Call (319) 400-6432 or email eelliott@pheasantsforever.org to RSVP   See attached flyer for detailed schedule and directions 

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October 2020

Wildfire Risk to Communities: New Features & Data

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

WEBINAR: Wildfire Risk to Communities (https://wildfirerisk.org) is a national tool with interactive maps, charts, and resources to help every community in the U.S. understand, explore, and reduce wildfire risk. In the fall of 2020, the website was updated with new data and features, including new map views and GIS data available for download. During this webinar, see a demonstration of the Wildfire Risk to Communities and learn about data updates. Wildfire Risk to Communities was created by the USDA Forest…

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November 2020

PUTTING MONITORING INTO PRACTICE: STRATEGIES FOR LARGE-SCALE CONSERVATION

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Large-scale rangeland conservation applies modern principles of resilience to sustain intact rangeland ecosystems that are vulnerable to collapse. New technologies have emerged to aid these large-scale planning efforts, allowing more continuous monitoring of rangeland vegetation over unprecedented scales of space and time, the spatial delineation of alternative vegetation states, and where boundaries between states are breaking down over time and compromising rangeland resources. To view the livestream, visit: https://grassland.unl.edu/fall-seminars-leu-lectures

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WEBINAR SERIES: Sustainable Management of California’s Fire-Prone Landscapes: Using Grazing to Help Keep Communities Safe

November 5 @ 8:00 am - November 19 @ 5:00 pm

Sustainable Management of California’s Fire-Prone Landscapes: Using Grazing to Help Keep Communities Safe The California Range Management Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the California Natural Resources Agency under the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, is co-hosting a virtual workshop with the California Fire Science Consortium to discuss the use of prescribed livestock grazing  as a sustainable fuel reduction and environmental management tool. Three separate workshops will be hosted on different topics as listed below. Each workshop will be…

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RANGELAND ECOLOGY, CONSERVATION, PYRIC HERBIVORY, AND MONITORING

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf is a Regents Professor and Groendyke Chair in Wildlife Management in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University. He will be the 2020 Leu Lecturer for the CGS Fall Seminar Series and will be presenting on rangeland ecology, conservation, pyric herbivory, and monitoring. To view the livestream, visit: https://grassland.unl.edu/fall-seminars-leu-lectures

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