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Prescribed Burning

  1. The deliberate use of fire under specified and controlled conditions to achieve a resource management goal. Benefits include: site preparation for reforesting, hardwood control in pine stands, wildlife hazard reduction, improved wildlife habitat and threatened and endangered species management. [source: Virginia Department of Forestry, Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management: http://www.dof.virginia.gov]