Prescribed Fire Portal

Definition: A management ignited wildland fire that burns under specified conditions where the fire is confined to a predetermined area to produce the fire behavior and fire characteristics required to attain planned fire treatment and resource management objectives.
(National Wildfire Coordinating Group/Fire Research And Management Exchange System)

Uses for prescribed fire include hazardous fuel reduction, ecological restoration and maintenance, perpetuating fire-dependent species, controlling insects and disease, improving wildlife habitat, improving forage for grazing, enhancing appearance for recreation, and improving access.