Conducting Prescribed Fires: A Comprehensive Manual

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Conducting Prescribed Fires: A Comprehensive Manual, is a book that was written to fill a gap in fire literature and provide new and experienced prescribed fire practitioners alike with information about conducing prescribed fires. The book is a step-by-step guide for people interested in implementing prescribed fire. There are chapters in the book that will assist with the reasoning behind the use of fire and associated social elements. These chapter titles include why burn, law and liability, fire policy and public relations. Further into the book, the reader is guided through the burning process with fire weather, prescriptions, fire plans, safety and firebreaks are. The book then goes into the equipment needed and the how-to of conducting a prescribed burn with a variety of techniques. Important sections on smoke management and post-burn mop-up are also included.

Conducting Prescribed Fires also has over 90 photos and illustrations to help convey the message to the reader. This book has been written through years of practical experience and conducting prescribed fires under varying vegetation types and weather conditions. This book benefits people who are interested in burning a small pasture or an experienced land manager who uses fire.

Conducting Prescribed Fires: A Comprehensive Manual is available from Texas A&M University Press at,5226.aspx

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.