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Lucky J Ranch


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Case history of a successful burning program in pictures. This pasture is 566 acres in Victoria County Texas, 1/3 is claypan prairie, 1/3 is loamy prairie, and 1/3 is blackland rangeland. Target vegetation is McCartney Rose and Chinese Tallow trees, along with numerous other species. Original burn was in 2006 and was a CBPBA demo burn, a follow up burn was done in 2008 by landowner personnel and CBPBA members.

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Copeland Ranch


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The 2008 CBPBA Burn School Demo Burn was held at the Copeland Ranch near Mineral in Bee County, Texas. The pasture burned was 235 acres of mostly grassland with some light brush. Fire guards were bladed. The burn objectives were to kill brush seedlings, improve vegetation quality, reduce the brush canopy and improve wildlife habitat.

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burn_boss_arrives.jpgThe Burn Boss Arrives (with the donuts)205 viewsThe Burn Boss has lots of stuff to coordinate and haul to the burn , not the least of which is the donuts, food, and drinks for his crew.
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fire_crew_nomex.jpgCrewman equipped with Nomex clothing and equipment chest pack.279 viewsNomex clothing is fire resistant and ideal for presribed burning. 100% cotton can also be used but it will obviously burn so it is not nearly as safe. In no case should synthetic clothing be anywhere near a fire, it will melt into your skin. Also note the handy chest pack holding cell phone, radio, and safety equipment.
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after_the_burn.jpgThe afternoon following the burn228 viewsNo, thats not snow, it's ash from the biomass that was partially converted to fertilizer. The immediate after math of a burn can look pretty bleak, however, with a little rain and a few days time this property will look very different with lots of new grass and tender forage plants sprouting.
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flames_scott.jpgFlames188 viewsLet it burn!
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back_fire_for_black_line_r.jpgBack fire creates black line680 viewsCreating a black line with a back fire to contain the main fire not yet lit.
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kirk_pre_burn_inspect.jpgBurn Boss checking the site pre burn166 viewsThe Burn manager makes a final inspection run around the burn site before briefing the crew on current conditions and any thing he has cncerns about.
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fire_wall.jpgFire wall174 viewsSome of the internal areas with more brush got to burning hotter and faster.
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crew_review_burn_plan.jpgPre-burn conference164 viewsBurn Boss and crew dicuss the lighting procedure specified in the burn plan to be certain it still works with current weather conditions. A couple of "tweaks" and its time to light.

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wall_of_smoke_r.jpgWall of smoke763 viewsSolid wall of thick smoke indicative of a very hot fireAug 15, 2009
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tallowtrees_r.jpgTallowtrees650 viewsMassive dead tallowtrees killed from the ground up (most were and still are) after the winter 2008 burn of the demo pasture.Aug 15, 2009
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seedings_r.jpgSeedlings653 viewsSprouting was taking place from seeds shortly after the burnAug 15, 2009
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fireguard_r.jpgFireguard657 viewsFire burning to fireguard that is disked black with no grass for fire to crawl acrossAug 15, 2009
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2_wks_post_burn_r.jpgTwo weeks after the burn687 viewsAug 15, 2009
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100_60_gal_spray_rigs_r.jpgTrailer mounted 100 gallon and UV mounted 60 gallon spray rigs795 viewsThese fire spray rigs come with the CBPBA Rental Trailer along with a couple of 25 gallon rigsAug 15, 2009
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back_fire_for_black_line_r.jpgBack fire creates black line680 viewsCreating a black line with a back fire to contain the main fire not yet lit.Aug 15, 2009
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burned_r.jpgAfter the burn683 viewsPhoto the taken after the burn, same dayAug 15, 2009