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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 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:

Firebreak (394)
Forage and Biomass Planting (512)
Forest Stand Improvement (666)
Forest Trails and Landings (655)
Fuel Break (383)
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (595)
Obstruction Removal (500)

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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