Document


Title

Planning for and implementing prescribed fire in fire-dependent forests
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief / Bulletin
Author(s): Diane J. Vosick
Publication Year: 2018

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire management
  • prescribed fire objectives
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Record Last Modified: August 16, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58277

Description

Implementing prescribed fire is a complex process that requires the coordination of many different agencies. Prior to implementing a prescribed burn, the trade-offs and benefits (such as smoke) are carefully assessed and planned. Clear objectives, specific desired outcomes, application of best available science, public and firefighter safety, and best management practices are important elements of successful prescribed fire programs. This fact sheet details the steps required to conduct a safe and effective prescribed burn.

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Citation:
Vosick, Diane J. 2018. Planning for and implementing prescribed fire in fire-dependent forests. Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University. 2 p.