Oklahoma Road Trip — Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
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The Kaw & Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
In this brief excerpt from a documentary about the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, James Pepper Henry reflects on the presence of his Native American ancestors in this area.
Bison in Oklahoma (Tallgrass Prairie Preserve) - Mar 2019
YouTube Reel Diel Outdoors: Watching bison (buffalo) at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Pawhuska/Foraker in Oklahoma.
Bison in the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Osage County, Oklahoma
Driving through a bison herd
Bison roaming the Tallgrass Prairie in Oklahoma
Running Bison @ Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Oklahoma
Hundreds of Bison at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Oklahoma
Hedgeapple Trail, Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Some fallen hedge hedge apples from osage orange trees in Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. The trees are native to Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas and were used in the Midwest as a living fence.
You can see the line of osage orange trees planted next to each other to create a barrier for livestock.
Audio Slideshow - Bison Roundup at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Bison on the Tallgrass Prairie Reserve in northeastern Oklahoma live a quiet life. Most come into contact with humans just once a year. November is a noisy time when fur flies, calves whine and hooves stomp. As StateImpact’s Joe Wertz reports, the chaotic scene is critical to keeping the herd healthy.
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
The Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is the largest (39,650 acres) protected remnant of tallgrass prairie left on earth. Originally spanning portions of 14 states from Texas to Minnesota, urban sprawl and conversion to cropland have left less than 4% of this magnificent American landscape. Since 1989, the Conservancy has proven successful at restoring this fully-functioning portion of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem with the use of about 2,500 free-ranging bison and a patch-burn model approach to prescribed burning.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of these iconic beasts in this magical video filmed at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve during the annual bison roundup. To learn more, visit:
Free Ranging Bison @ Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, Oklahoma
Joseph H. Williams Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Bison are dangerous! When viewing bison, there are three rules: #1: Stay in your car. #2: Stay in your car. And #3: Stay in your car
Excuse my video taking skill. I enjoyed the moment for myself then took the video of whatever left. We can attain peacefulness within quickly when our surrounding is quiet.
20th Anniversary at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Scenes from the day on which the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Chase County, Kansas, marked its 20th anniversary - Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016.
Bran's Adventures to Tallgrass Prairie 2014
I visited one of my favorite places yesterday, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, in Strong City, KS. Such a wonderful, magical, sacred place. Some of the last surviving prairies in the United States. It's such a special place, almost like going back in time or to another world.
The video is accompanied by an improvised piece of Native American flute music, played by me.
GCP: Tallgrass Prairie Preserve and Guest Dwight Thomas
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
The view from the top of the Scenic Overlook Trail at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
AGam in Kansas - Advantages of Burning Pastures in the Flint Hills - October 13, 2016
(Sarah Moyer) We're here at the K-State Beef Stocker Field Day. Here to talk with us is Mike Collinge. Mike you are a panelist on the panel speaking on pasture burning issues. As a producer, what tool that you go to, and that you'd recommend that other producers look to when they're making decisions. (Mike Collinge) One of the main things we're doing was reinforcing the advantages of burning, economically, ecologically. We were trying to make sure that we had a solid base to stand on, but it is somewhat in jeopardy with some of the clean air standards, and we're trying to work on that quite a bit. One of the tools that is available to producers, is the smoke model. It's ksfire.org. You can click on that, it helps you manage your smoke. It allows you to look to see what the consequences are, and gives you a lot of facts to make some decisions on. It is a tool that was partially developed here at K-State. We think it's an excellent tool all producers should use. A lot of the producers and myself will work on trying to get together to burn at a certain time. You can't predict the exact day you're going to burn. That is pretty much impossible, but you can give yourself a window and try to get everybody kind of ready and on the same page, and have enough help that you can do a successful job. We are a minority in the Flint Hills of Kansas, and there are a whole lot of people in the United States that don't understand what we do. We're trying to explain to them that we're doing it for ecological, environmental, and economical reasons, to help the ecosystem. It's not just about us; it's pretty much about the whole country. They also get some benefits out of the Flint Hills being as it is, with a periodic fire through it. There's a decided advantage to the person who owns the cattle, to have those cattle in a burnt pasture, versus an unburnt pasture, if all the economic factors are the same; if the price is exactly the same. There is an absolute difference, between the amount of gain that the cattle will make in a burnt pasture, versus unburnt. I think you're seeing a small movement starting to reflect the value of what you receive from that gain. It's about this simple, if it's burned, it's probably worth more. If it's unburned, it's probably worth a little less. The difference in gain in burned versus unburned, all factors being the same; the average was 55 pounds per head for a 90-day season. Our range was 40 pounds on the low end, to 85 pounds on the high end. You can see there's a drastic difference as a producer; and as a community, we feel like fire is an iatrical part of maintaining the ecosystem like it was, and like I think it should be. If we did not have fire on a very often basis, I do not believe -- our livelihoods would be in jeopardy, and I think our communities would be in jeopardy. They would change, or do something different but it would not be based on the Tallgrass Prairie, because I did not think it would be here if we didn't have periodic fire.
The Bison - The First Official Mammal Of the United States (Oklahoma)
The First Official Mammal Of The United States
The Largest Mammal in North America
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma has about 2000 bison.
Bison at Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Oklahoma (2016)
Bison (wild buffalo!) crossing road in front of car.
Tallgrass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska, Oklahoma:
Nebraska Wild Field
On our way to prairie club golf course
Bison in Oklahoma aired 7-26-13
A symbol of the American West once pushed to the brink of extinction is coming back strong--not just in numbers but on dinner tables as well.
This story aired on the ONR on OETA-The Oklahoma Network. The reporter is Lis Exon; the photographer is Tim Carson. For more information, go to the ONR web site news.oeta.tv and ONR blog For more about OETA-The Oklahoma Network, visit oeta.tv.