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Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 31 to a low of 10 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 10 and 23 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
This Afternoon ...Temperatures will range from 31 to 22 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 19 and 23 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 21 to 15 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 12 and 18 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 14 to 10 degrees with mostly clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 10 miles per hour from the northwest. No precipitation is expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 20 to a low of 10 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 14 miles per hour from the southsouthwest. No precipitation is expected.

Effects of rangeland burning

Feb. 9, 2012 | 0 comments

The current issue of the journal Rangeland Ecology & Management describes a 12-year study of a semiarid live oak savanna in Texas.

Historically, fires swept the savanna of the Edwards Plateau region of Texas about every six years.

This long-term fire study mimicked the historical cycle.

Between 1994 and 2006, summer and winter burns were conducted every six years.

The results of these burns and a controlled unburned area were compared and contrasted.

The study found that fire can reduce woody plant species without having a long-term negative effect on desired grasses.

While the burned areas showed positive results in their regrowth, the unburned control area of land rapidly transitioned from a grass-and-tree savanna into woody domination.

Full text of the article, "Long-Term Effects of Fire, Livestock Herbivory Removal, and Weather Variability in Texas Semiarid Savanna," Rangeland Ecology & Management, Vol. 65, No. 1, January 2012, is available at http://www.srmjournals.org/toc/rama/65/1.

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