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What is prescribed fire?

Prescribed fire, or also referred to as controlled burn, is an important tool used for a wide range of purposes including fuels reduction, pasture and timber management, and ecosystem health. Practitioners use their understanding of fire behavior and fire ecology to plan burns that will meet specific objectives. This process involves several steps: scouting and preparing the burn unit, planning the burn, conducting the burn, and monitoring the results.

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