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    Author(s): Terry K. Haines; Rodney L. Busby; David A. Cleaves
    Date: 2001
    Source: Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 25(4): 149-153
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    The results of a survey of fire management officials concerning historical and projected prescribed burning activity in the South are reported. Prescribed burning programs on USDA Forest Service and private and State-owned lands are described in terms of area burned by ownership and State, intended resource benefits, barriers to expanded burning, and optimum burning area needed to achieve resource management goals. More than 4.1 million ac/yr of pine-type forest were burned between 1985 and 1994, about 6.5 percent of the area in pine-type forest per year.

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    Haines, Terry K.; Busby, Rodney L.; Cleaves, David A. 2001. Prescribed burning in the South: trends, purpose, and barriers. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry. 25(4): 149-153

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