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NavajoPreventionWeekNov.15NavajoDuring National Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10, 2015, the BIA Fire and Aviation Management and Navajo Nation Fire and Rescue Services teamed up to promote fire safety awareness to adults and youth.
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ElizaMorrisFuelsMgt_Porject_pic_2015Mar. 15Wewoka

Seminole, Oklahoma - The Wewoka Agency is in its sixth year working to remove Eastern Red Cedar from the 58 acre Eliza Morris unit, located on restricted Indian land within the Wewoka Agency protection. When complete, the unit will be free of Eastern Red Cedar (ERC) trees and will again look like a natural prairie.

Three phases have taken place so far to restore the Eliza Morris unit. From 2009-2010, a mechanical treatment removed the densely populated ERC that had invaded the natural prairie grass.  Full Story

2015 Prescribed Fire Mentoring Program burnFeb. 20Southern Florida TribesIn January, the BIA Prescribed Fire Mentoring Program at Seminole, Florida took place. The mentoring group, comprised of 10 participants and three field coordinators, practiced prescribed fire applications on designated treatment areas within the Seminole Tribe trust lands. During the training, students improved their firing skills and developed key teamwork and leadership development principles. Full Story


 Jan. 30,2015Mekusukey Mission, OK

The Wewoka Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs conducted a 240 acre prescribed burn at the Mekusukey Mission on Friday, January 30, 2015.

The objective of the burn was to restore the health of the Oak Savanna on Seminole Tribal Trust lands by removing unwanted briar, winged elm, and eastern red cedar. Previously treated with prescribed fire on February 29, 2012, this burn will also reduce the threat from catastrophic wildfire and protect much of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma Tribal services, which reside within the 240 acre treatment unit. By removing the dense brush, this prescribed fire will improve wildlife habitat and increase wildlife diversity. Full story