Prescribed Burning

A controlled burn on farmland

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).

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideAll 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:

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Firebreak (394)
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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