Guide highlights the benefits of prescribed fire through case studies in different landscapes, from Alaska to Texas.
Two-page fact sheet outlines the ways prescribed fires can improve habitat for hunting.
Fact sheet explains how prescribed fires improve wildlife habitat.
Regulations governing prescribed fires in Pennsylvania.
A prescribed fire is a planned fire—sometimes called a controlled burn—used to manage certain types of landscapes. It reduces the chance of major wildfires and provides numerous other benefits for humans, plants, and wildlife. (Print version of ConservationTools.org guide)
Members of the Association for Fire Ecology adopted The San Diego Declaration on Climate Change and Fire Management at the 3rd International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in San Diego, California Nov. 13-17, 2006. The document was drafted by the AFE Board, submitted for peer review and group discussion, and formally ratified by participants at the 3rd International Fire Congress. The San Diego Declaration makes a powerful statement by the fire science community that future land management activities must consider climate change, and makes recommendations for planning and management
Explains how landowners can use prescribed fire to improve the value of their property.
Most fire and natural resource managers across the Southeast agree that prescribed fire reduces wildfire risk. After all, fuels reduction is an objective that is often included in burn plans, and many managers and landowners have seen firsthand how wildfires respond in unburned versus frequently burned areas. But beyond observational and anecdotal information, what scientific findings do we have that prescribed fire reduces wildfire risk? And how long do these effects last? These questions have been asked for at least 50 years in the South and a number of research studies have addressed them from various angles. This fact sheet summarizes the conclusions of five studies conducted in pine flatwoods ecosystems.
Fact sheet outlines the multiple benefits of prescribed fires, including restoration of plant communities, reduction of fire risk, and improvement of wildlife habitat.
Short guide about the benefits of prescribed fire and its use on land managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.