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#7102877 - 03/06/18 12:10 PM Controlled burn/ prairie restoration
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TPWD come out today for a controlled burn. We are converting this pasture back to native Blackland Prairie grasses with the help of Western Navarro Bobwhite Restoration Initiative.





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#7102880 - 03/06/18 12:12 PM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: mattyg06]
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#7102882 - 03/06/18 12:14 PM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: mattyg06]
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How much land did you burn?

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#7102910 - 03/06/18 12:48 PM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: mattyg06]
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My friend did that on one of his pastures last year.
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#7102915 - 03/06/18 12:58 PM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: scalebuster]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
How much land did you burn?


That pasture is about 15 acres.

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#7102933 - 03/06/18 01:18 PM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: mattyg06]
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Thatís not much habitat. Are your neighbors getting in on the same program?

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#7102974 - 03/06/18 01:56 PM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: scalebuster]
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Originally Posted By: scalebuster
Thatís not much habitat. Are your neighbors getting in on the same program?


Yes part of a larger initiative, but that was just the one pasture that is being burned today.

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#7103276 - 03/06/18 05:56 PM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: mattyg06]
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Thats a good start up
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#7103347 - 03/06/18 07:20 PM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: Stub]
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Thats a good start up
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#7103360 - 03/06/18 07:30 PM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: mattyg06]
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#7103604 - 03/07/18 05:30 AM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: NDN98]
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#7103606 - 03/07/18 05:32 AM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: mattyg06]
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Cool. That will give the coyotes and bobcats something to eat. lol
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#7103639 - 03/07/18 07:00 AM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: mattyg06]
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Been about 2 years since we've burned. So much fuel right now it's kinda' scary. It works wonders for habitat restoration.
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#7103795 - 03/07/18 09:38 AM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: mattyg06]
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Would the reason of burning be to destroy introduced plants and seeds? Just a curious town dweller.
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#7104862 - 03/08/18 09:53 AM Re: Controlled burn/ prairie restoration [Re: rdhibbs]
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Originally Posted By: rdhibbs
Would the reason of burning be to destroy introduced plants and seeds? Just a curious town dweller.


Here is some information on the benefits of prescribed burning.


https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/assistance...bed_burning.pdf

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