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Forestry

Prescribed Burning

Issue:
Burning, smoke, and burned sites may produce visual impact and concern among the public.

Objective:
Minimize visual impact of burning, smoke, and burned areas.

Considerations:

  • Smoke sensitive areas.

  • Smoke management guidelines or regulations.

  • Water Quality

  • Site specific prescriptions

  • Timing

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If prompt revegetation is desired, time
burns to coincide with growing season.
Photo: Texas Forest Service

Avoid:

  • Affecting smoke sensitive areas.

  • Extensive burns in visually sensitive are
    area.

  • Extensive burns in visually sensitive
    area.

  • High intensity fire in primary streamsides management zones.

  • Off-site ignition.

  • Erosion and sedimentation

  • Residual smoke for extended time.

Recommended Practices:

Level #1: Least Sensitive

  • Monitor weather conditions and possible smoke impacts closely before, during, and after burning.

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Burn only during periods of good smoke dispersal.
Photo: Westvaco Corporation
Level #2: Moderately Sensitive
  • Monitor weather conditions and possible smoke impacts closely before, during, and after burning.

  • If prompt revegetation is desired, time burns to coincide with growing season.

  • Burn only during periods of good smoke dispersal.

  • Consider notifying adjoining residents prior to the burn.

 

"Monitor weather conditions and possible smoke impacts closely before, during, and after burning."

Level #3: Most Sensitive
  • Monitor weather conditions and possible smoke impacts closely before, during, and after burning.

  • If prompt revegetation is desired, time burns to coincide with growing season.

  • Burn only during periods of good smoke dispersal.

  • Notify adjoining residents prior to the burn.

  • Use terrain, aesthetic management zones, and streamside management zones to minimize the visual impact of burns.

  • Scatter large unburned debris.