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    Author(s): John R. Weir
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: Narog, Marcia G., tech. coord. 2008. Proceedings of the 2002 Fire Conference: Managing fire and fuels in the remaining wildlands and open spaces of the Southwestern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-189. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. p.23-28
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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    The Rangeland Ecology and Management program at Oklahoma State University recognized the need for a practical, hands-on course designed for undergraduate and graduate students, with instruction on conducting prescribed fires for vegetation management, wildlife management, and livestock management. Two separate prescribed fire courses were initiated in the spring of 2000. The first course instructs the students on the how, why, when and where of conducting prescribed fires and is taught in a formal classroom setting. Students also are required to participate in a minimum of five of the numerous fires conducted throughout the semester. This provides the hands-on training and experience to complement classroom instruction. The second course is an advanced prescribed fire course that provides the student experience as fire boss. Other course requirements include writing fire plans, writing fire management plans, serving as crew leader, and assisting with training of students in the first prescribed fire course. With these courses we have attracted students from varied disciplines across the university as well as graduate students from across the US. Students from our program possess prescribed fire skills better preparing them for the careers and challenges in fire ecology and in land management today.

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    Weir, John R. 2008. Prescribed Fire Education at Oklahoma State University: Training Our Future Pyros. In: Narog, Marcia G., tech. coord. 2008. Proceedings of the 2002 Fire Conference: Managing fire and fuels in the remaining wildlands and open spaces of the Southwestern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-189. Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. p.23-28

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