Statutory, Regulatory and Legal Constraints on Prescribed Fire in the USA
Media Type: Webinar
  • Carissa L. Wonkka
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Distribution Contact(s):
  • David R. Godwin
    University of Florida
  • Southern Fire Exchange
Date: March 12, 2020

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • fire management
  • landowner perceptions
  • liability
  • negligence
  • right to burn
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Record Last Modified: March 24, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 60934


Maintaining appropriate fire return intervals for fully functioning ecosystems can be difficult for a variety of reasons. Laws and regulations can place limitations on both the timing and extent of prescribed burning. In this webinar, Dr. Wonkka will present an overview of the legislative and legal landscape facing prescribed burners. She will also present data showing how different statutory configurations can alter the amount prescribed fire applied on private land. Following the webinar there will be time reserved for audience questions.

Recording Length: 1:12:36
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