Considerations for Prescribed Burning: Timing a Prescribed Burn

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Considerations for Prescribed Burning: Timing a Prescribed Burn

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PM 2088C

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Publication Date:

9-2012

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Current

Description

Prescribed fire is a tool utilized under very specific and predetermined conditions (weather, fuel load, and season) to manipulate the environment and achieve a desired outcome. Historically, fire was used by Native Americans to clear forested understories of saplings and shrubs and promote open park-like savannas dominated by grasses. This combination of trees and grass increased both overall game populations and access for hunting.

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en

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Considerations for Prescribed Burning: Timing a Prescribed Burn

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