August 23, 2018

Prescribed Fire and Stakeholder Engagement Field Trip

Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative is partnering with Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma to offer selected students participation in our Prescribed Fire and Stakeholder Engagement Field Trip during March 16 – 20 2020.

Noble’s Land Stewardship team is skilled in prescribed burn implementation, landowner engagement, range and wildlife management, and conservation practices. The 3-day program they have put together for Yale is heavily field-based and will require students to engage in prescribed burns (weather permitting) in grasslands with some shrub habitat. We will also learn how Noble successfully engages with landowners and implements conservation tools such as grazing, brush/habitat management, fire, and hunting to manage land in Texas and Oklahoma.

Student who participate will receive a satisfactory completion on their transcript


March 16- March 20, 2020 in Ardmore, Oklahoma with Noble Research Institute

  • Students will need to arrive at Dallas airport (DFW) no later than 4pm on Monday, March 16th.
  • March 17-19 will be field days
  • The entire group will travel back to Dallas airport (DFW) on Friday, March 20th and fly back to your preferred location on flights leaving after 12PM. 

Student Cost

Almost all expenses to attend this field trip will be covered. However, given that it is spring break and people will be coming from all over to attend, students selected to participate will receive up to a $400 travel reimbursement from Ucross High Plains Stewardship Initiative to cover their travel expenses to and from Dallas (DFW airport). If a student’s travel to and from Dallas costs less than $400, student will reimbursed that amount. If a student’s travel to and from Dallas costs more than $400, then the student will be responsible for this extra cost. Students may be responsible for 1-2 meals for themselves while traveling to and home from Dallas airport. However, housing, meals, transportation are all provided after arrival in Dallas on Monday, March 16.

How to Apply

Please submit your application via this google form by 11:59 PM on Thursday, January 30th.

If you have additional questions, please contact Michelle Downey (office hours here).