Common Prescribed Burning Prescription Parameters in Northeastern Fuels

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Prescribed fire is an important management tool in select northeastern United States habitats. Accurate and effective prescription parameters are necessary to safely and successfully meet prescribed fire management objectives. This paper presents prescription parameters that are commonly used in northeastern United States fuels (grass, shrub, timber, slash) and habitats. Findings are based on document analysis of prescribed fire burn plans supplied by agencies and organizations using prescribed fire in the region. Natural resources professionals can interpret the presented prescription data as standard practice and use to it to inform their planning.

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