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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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crews_all_here_waiting.jpgMore waiting201 viewsThis was a CBPBA demo burn and we had a big turn out, lots of time to discuss the plan for the day and to swap stories.
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lighting_fire_2.jpgMore drip torch work193 viewsSeveral crew members light their assigned areas at the same time, or at a later specified time, to control how the fire is allowed to spread and to keep it under control.
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TNC_fire_trk_rear.jpgTNC fire truck from the operator's end236 viewsAnother view of the TNC truck.
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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 rigs
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wall_of_smoke_r.jpgWall of smoke763 viewsSolid wall of thick smoke indicative of a very hot fire
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winding _down.jpgThe burn is winding down.161 viewsThe fire is contained far inside the fire guards and is burning down. The crew is starting to relax and thinking about another job well done. This fire went very well and with no surprises, just like we planned it.
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multiple_fronts.jpgMultiple fire fronts175 viewsAt this point the back and head fires have burnt in from the edges and fires are burning on multiple fronts.
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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