Management Activities

Pearl Creek Farm: 8878 N Farm Road 75, Walnut Grove MO 65770

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Date Type Location Activity CrewNotes
2020-02-02 Controlled Burn Home: ABC4567, DE4567, GHI4567 Controlled burn on unit AC Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Cleaned up patches of fuel that didn't burn during January attempts.
2020-01-05 Controlled Burn Home: AB2, BCD4 Controlled burn on unit AB Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian We cleaned up some unburned areas from yesterday. Several places that didn't catch yesterday burned easily today. A snag about 40 feet from the house caught on fire and burned all the way to the crown. After attempting to extinguish the flames with a garden hose, I called the Walnut Grove fire department who sprayed the snag and eventually cut it down and soaked it.
2020-01-04 Controlled Burn Home: ABC234, EFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit ABC Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Gehlbach, Virgil; Limpus, Shane; Limpus, Shawn; Van Someren, Tom The humidity for this day was reasonable for a good burn but the wind was variable, unpredictable, and too light to facilitate a good spreading of fire. Ironically, leaves, even in forested areas, burned better than some of the restored grasslands. The result was a very patchy burn and little attention to some of the northern burn units which will have to be cleaned up later.
2019-02-02 Controlled Burn Home: ABCDEFGHI1234567 Controlled burn on unit ABC Bartlett, Renee; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Van Someren, Tom I have no detailed notes on this burn but I did note it was somewhat patchy. We burned part or all of the farm during this day. I believe I tried some clean up burning later.
2018-01-27 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34, BC567, AB1, D4567 Controlled burn on unit ABC Edmond, Brian Cleaned up burning ABC34, BC567, AB1, D4567. Humidity and wind was good enough to get more fuel to burn than last weekend.
2018-01-21 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Day The humidity was high but we got a fairly good burn on the restored prairie here due to the dry conditions for the fuel.
2018-01-06 Controlled Burn Home: ABC234 Controlled burn on unit A Acharya, Sreekanth; Edmond, Brian; Orfin, Michael; Van Someren, Tom Some snow and ice were still lingering in the vegetation. This resulted in some patchy and incomplete burning. A lot of the leafy underlayer didn't burn through. This will need some cleanup later in the spring.
2018-01-06 Controlled Burn Home: ABCDEFGH12 Controlled burn on unit B Acharya, Sreekanth; Edmond, Brian; Van Someren, Tom The subunit (ABC2) behind the workshop burned fairly well but didn't burn the leaf litter completely due to residual moisture. We managed to black out the north fence line. Much of the rest of the forest leaf litter and some open areas didn''t burn well and will need some cleanup work later this spring.
2017-03-12 Controlled Burn Home: CDEFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian Much of this burned fairly well, especially with the wind gusts. It definitely wasn't dry enough here to get a thorough burn and much of the area, especially with a layer of brome, didn't burn at all. Most of the woods wouldn't burn, either, unless there was a thick layer of oak leaves to carry the fire.
2017-03-12 Controlled Burn Home: ABC234567 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian Although the humidity wasn't as low as I would like, the front prairie burned very well and thoroughly for the upper 3/4 of it (the lower 1/4 or so is still partially shaded and "behind" the rest in maturity). Much of the wooded sections of B567 is overrun with chickweed and wouldn't burn at all.
2017-02-05 Controlled Burn Home: DEFGH123 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian This was a pretty good burn in most places. There was too much winter greenery in some places, and the fire didn't burn far into most of the woods.
2016-02-21 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34567 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Day Wind was steady NW, but varied a bit more W and somewhat more N. There were some stronger gusts. Most of the wooded portion of this unit didn't burn thoroughly and could stand for a very low humidity burn. The restored prairie burned very cleanly and quickly.
2016-02-15 Controlled Burn Home: DEFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian; Ligon, Day Winds were 10-15 mph from the S, SSW, SW, and occasionally gusting from the N or NW. Humidity was lower than predicted and the burn continued into wooded areas with adequate oak leaf fuel. Lots of areas wouldn't carry the fire. The large mulberry in H3 that forms three main trunks burned from the inside out. A fire line was created on Limpus just E of the fence. Twitchell's pasture didn't have much fuel so we worked the fire from his side of the fence without a serious problem.
2015-01-10 Controlled Burn Home: DEFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian Despite the cold temperatures, the humidity was very low and the fire burned well. Most places that were skipped didn't have the fuel to carry the fire in any case. A stronger wind might have helped some.
2014-03-22 Controlled Burn Home: AB12, C1 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Wind was somewhat unpredictable, with some gusts and direction shifts.
2014-03-22 Controlled Burn Home: ABC23 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian Wind variable and unpredictable, including gusts and direction shifts.
2014-02-23 Controlled Burn Home: DEF1 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Mop-up burn for the one started on 17 Feb 2014. Good coverage with some burns through green winter annuals.
2014-02-23 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34567 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Front yard burned up almost completely. We back-burned extensively between SW1 and SW2. If we hadn't the headfire would have almost certainly jumped the break and spread into the neighbor's pasture. Much of the woods burned as well, including the section of fence on the S side of C7.
2014-02-17 Controlled Burn Home: CDE23 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian After fire was started, some wind shifts occurred forcing us to extinguish the fire before it burned through CDE1.
2014-01-19 Controlled Burn Home: DE456, GHI234 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian Some brome and leftover fuel from last time burned. Where there was fuel, the fire burned fairly hot, especially with the SW wind gusts.
2013-12-30 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day Some fuels burned well, but much of the less desirable fuel didn't burn at all. Leaves in the bottoms near Pearl Branch wouldn't sustain a burn, possibly because of frost that didn't melt because of cold temperatures. The wind was 5mph maximum but only in brief and short-lived gusts. A sustained wind would have helped the burn. Some areas will probably burn later with warmer and drier conditions and a south wind.
2013-01-26 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI4567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian Burned patches of grass and leaves that didn't burn last weekend. Many areas were more eager to burn this time.
2013-01-21 Controlled Burn Home: DEFGHI4567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Most places with fuel burned fairly well. Unfortunately, much of the open areas do not support grass and there isn't much to burn.
2013-01-06 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Good burn but patchy. I knocked down woody stems where there was little fuel and covered some green areas with oak leaves. The N wind spread across these areas fairly well but I still needed to relight several patches of grass.
2012-11-24 Controlled Burn Home: ABCDE12 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Edmond, Julian Burned everything in Unit B that would burn, including wooded portions N of Pearl Branch, about 2/3 of the open areas of ABCD but none of EFGH1 since there was little fuel.
2012-03-04 Controlled Burn Home: HI123 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Julian Section of woods burned well. Also burned the S fencerow (along Twitchell).
2012-02-20 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI34567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Joseph South wind helped spread the fire quickly. We started on the south side of this unit and filled in with more fire where necessary.
2012-01-02 Controlled Burn Home: ABC4567 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Brian Cleaned up some areas from 18 Dec 2011 burn and burned as much of the wooded portion of unit A as I could.
2011-12-18 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Brian; Johnson, Joe; Ligon, Day Many areas with minimal fuel did not carry the fire so we burned as many patches as we could.
2010-10-03 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI67 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day Attempted to burn parts of upper pastures and walnut grove but most areas were still too green.
2010-09-19 Controlled Burn Home: ABCD12 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph; Ligon, Day; Oetting, Kristi; Parmele, Jeff Burned dead vegetation.
2010-03-06 Controlled Burn Home: DE4567 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Brian; Ligon, Day Burned mostly woods today.
2010-02-28 Controlled Burn Home: EFGHI567, GHI4, I3, HI12 Controlled burn on unit C Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Burned upper pastures down to woods in EFGHI567, GI4, and I3. Burned patches in HI12.
2010-02-21 Controlled Burn Home: DEF1, DE2 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Brian This was a side note in my notebook so the date is correct within a day or two and I do not have notes on the complete crew or time period.
2009-08-31 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Burned beside the driveway and around the patch of native sedge near the septic tank access. We found three dead garter snakes (THSI) in the detritus, two possibly young of the year.
2009-02-16 Controlled Burn Home: ABC34 Controlled burn on unit A Edmond, Brian Burned woods due N of house, front yard, woods due S of house.
2009-01-02 Controlled Burn Home: ABC123 Controlled burn on unit B Edmond, Brian Burned woods and grass from workshop west to the road on both sides of Sandstone Spring all the way up to NW.
2008-09-21 Controlled Burn Home: AB34 Controlled burn on unit A Bowe, Michelle; Edmond, Alex; Edmond, Brian; Edmond, Joseph Burned front yard prairie with no noted casualties.

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