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Prescribed Burning for Pasture Management

Publication Number: P2726
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  • a man in field managing a fire

Fire Management Practices

Pre-burn. Identify the area to be burned, the burn objectives, and the site characteristics. Make sure firebreaks have been established. Make sure the necessary equipment and crew are ready. Notify the proper authorities and neighbors.

Burn day. Identify the conditions on the day of the burn: wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, air temperature, fuel load, fuel moisture, and test fire behavior.

Post-burn. Double-check that hotspots are extinguished, smoldering is completed, final perimeter is checked, equipment is collected, and local officials are notified that the fire is out. Assess the success of the prescribed burn.

 


Publication 2726 (POD-08-15)

By Rocky Lemus, PhD, Associate Extension/Research Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, and Jason Gordon, PhD, Associate Extension Professor, Forestry.
 
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