From the text...'The purpose of this guide is to assist in the operational monitoring and evaluation of prescribed fires. A common approach to monitoring and evaluation will enable prescribed fire managers and resource specialists in different organizations and areas to share information about prescribed fire results. The guide emphasizes fuel, weather, fire behavior and vegetation monitoring techniques. It is with these aspects of fire that the prescribed fire manager is most directly concerned. The techniques for monitoring the effects of fire on other resources such as air, water, soil, and wildlife are also discussed. Since these will vary according to the specific management objectives for the fire, the decision of which variables to monitor and which techniques to use are best left up to the resource specialist. Thus, this guide does not specifiy 'how to' techniques, but rather indicates the range of variables which should be considered.'