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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_crew_heads_out.jpgTorch men head out to positions193 viewsFire crews on ATVs and utility vehichles head to assigned positions to start the fire.
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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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burned_r.jpgAfter the burn683 viewsPhoto the taken after the burn, same day
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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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2_wks_post_burn_r.jpgTwo weeks after the burn687 views
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patrol_fire_guards.jpgPatrolling the fire guards158 viewsPatrolling outer fire guards for fire jumps is a constant job, but one made easier with smooth (bladed) fire guards. In addition to being safer, they are easier and smoother to drive on, and if there is a problem it is easier and faster to get the response equipment there.
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back_fire_burning.jpgBack fire expands169 views
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landowner_lights_backburn.jpgThe ranch owner kicks off the back fire with a drip torch.166 views

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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