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Practice Code: 394

A firebreak is a permanent or temporary strip of bare or vegetated ground designed to allow for the removal and management of fuel to prevent the progress of forest fires and provide access to inner areas of the forest to fight such fires.

Conservation Practice Documents

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Conservation Practice Standard Overview
NRCS New York Conservation Practice Standard

Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG)Conservation planners shall reference NRCS New York Field Office Technical Guide for additional documents, tools, references, and procedures required with this practice.


Related Conservation Practices

This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:

Forest Stand Improvement
Forest Trails and Landings
Fuel Break
Prescribed Burning
Tree and Shrub Establishment

If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS Service Center.

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