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How to Prepare to Conduct a Prescribed Fire

Prescribed fire is a very deliberative process.  Careful planning must be undertaken to determine why, when and how a prescribed burn will be conducted. Planning for prescribed fire considers the history and variety of past fire events over the landscape to determine the most appropriate place and time to apply fire to achieve your land management objectives.

Anyone planning to apply prescribed fire must consider many issues before determining the location, extent, timing and prescription parameters for any particular burn.