Prairie Burn

Prairie Burn


"Controlled Burn" a poem by María Meléndes


Photographs from the 2009 burn:


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Every year students in Professor James Stubbendieck's
Range Management class get some hands on experience
burning Maxwell Arboretum's prairie

 

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 Students get in position to begin the burn  
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 Professor Stubbendieck gives some final instruction  
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 The assistant begins the back burn  
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 Professor Stubbendieck explains the back burn  Two students move in to control the fire's spread
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 Professor Stubbendieck moves down a prairie path to set the main fire  Using the drip torch to start the main fire
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 Meanwhile,  on  the  other  side,  students  get  instruction on using the drip torch  
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 After only two weeks, the native grasses are growing well