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Fuel Break

An established fuel break

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 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:

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Brush Management (314)
Firebreak (394)
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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