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A firebreak being used to control a prescribed burn

Practice Code: 394
Reporting Unit: Feet (Ft.)

A permanent or temporary strip of bare or vegetated land planned to retard fire.

Purposes and Benefits

  • Reduce the spread of wildfire
  • Contain prescribed burns

Conservation Practice Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments 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:

Forest Stand Improvement (666)
Forest Trails and Landings (655)
Fuel Break (383)
Prescribed Burning (338)
Tree and Shrub Establishment (612)

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


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