Prescribed Fire

Prescribed Fire is any fire ignited by management actions to meet specific objectives. Prescribed fire is used as a tool for fuels reduction, vegetation management, and wildlife habitat maintenance on the Superior National Forest. Planning a prescribed burn begins months in advance. A written, approved prescribed fire plan must be completed, control measures such as firelines must be established, notification to the public must be made, and mitigation measure to protect values at risk must be set prior to ignition. For more information on prescribed fire within the Forest Service see:

http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/fireuse/rxfire/rx_index.html

   

 

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BURN PLAN PREPARATION

PRESCRIBED FIRE PREPARATION

WEATHER AND FUEL CONDITIONS

PRESCRIBED FIRE IMPLEMENTATION

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION OF PRESCRIBED BURNS

CURRENT YEAR'S PLANS

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