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Prescribed Burning: Southeast Pine Forest (000221)


This course establishes an understanding of the Natural Resources Conservation Service policy on prescribed burning and teaches employees the basics, consideration and methods needed to plan and design prescribed burns with cooperators. The course will include classroom study, experience in design of prescribed burns and actual application of prescribed burning. 20 participants will be the maximum number people for this course. This course is held at Tallahassee, Florida Tall Timbers Research Station. Emphasis is on South Eastern Pine Forest and Marsh vegetation types.



Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and apply natural resources Conservation service policy on prescribed burning;
  • Explain the effects of fire on soil, water, air, plants, and animals;
  • Prescribe the weather conditions necessary for accomplish a safe and successful burn;
  • Describe wildlife considerations;
  • Describe animal use considerations;
  • Describe smoke management considerations;
  • Calculate fire behavior;
  • Explain and use firing methods;
  • Use prescribe burning equipment;
  • Determine fuel moisture;
  • Plan and apply fire suppression;
  • Design a prescribed burning plan;
  • Use prescribed burning expert system; and
  • Describe smoke management considerations.





1 Week 

Target Audience

Employees responsible for providing technical leadership in prescribed burning.

NEDC Contact

Jacquelyn Drake

Technical Coordinator

Charles Stanley


Go to AgLearn to request enrollment in Prescribed Burning: Southeast Pine Forest (NRCS-NEDC-000221).