Practice Code: 383
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
A fuel break is a strip or block of land on which the vegetation, debris and detritus have been reduced and/or modified to control or diminish the risk of the spread of fire crossing the strip or block of land.
Purposes and Benefits
Control and reduce the risk of the spread of fire by treating, removing or modifying vegetation, debris and detritus.
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:
Brush Management (314)
Prescribed Burning (338)
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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