Benefits of prescribed burning
Document Type: Book
Author(s): A. J. Long
Publication Year: 1999

Cataloging Information

  • burning intervals
  • education
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire management
  • Florida
  • forage
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel management
  • general interest
  • grazing
  • insects
  • livestock
  • multiple resource management
  • native species (plants)
  • pine forests
  • Pinus
  • plant diseases
  • public information
  • rangelands
  • reproduction
  • sandhills
  • scrub
  • season of fire
  • site treatments
  • smoke behavior
  • understory vegetation
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 40302
Tall Timbers Record Number: 15049
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the Conclusion...'Vegetation management in Florida is critical to retain desired native ecosystems, to reduce the threat of wildfire, and to meet other management objectives. Strategies for effective management may include fire, chemical, mechanical, or grazing technologies. Each method has benefits and problems associated with it. Carefully applied prescribed burning maintains or restores important ecosystem functions and structures, and is a cost effective method to fulfill a variety of landowner objectives. When burning conditions and risks are appropriate, it is usually the preferred strategy in forest management plans.'

Online Link(s):
Long, A. J. 1999. Benefits of prescribed burning. FOR 70. Gainesville, FL, University of Florida, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, School of Forest and Conservation.