Practice Code: 338
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
Prescribed Burning is controlled fire applied to a predetermined area.
Purposes and Benefits
Controls plant diseases
Enhances seed and seedling production
Facilitates distribution of grazing and browsing animals
Improves wildlife habitat
Improves plant production quantity and/or quality
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.
Related Conservation Practices
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Fuel Break (383)
Obstruction Removal (500)
Integrated Pest Management (595)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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