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Figure 2. Thinning pine stands and then conducting prescribed burns every two to three years allows sunlight to reach the forest floor to stimulate growth of annual grasses and forbs. (Credit: Bach&DeVos Forestry and Wildlife Services, Inc.)

The following video provides an introduction to prescribed fire ignition techniques. A prescribed fire is a fire set intentionally to achieve certain objectives such as fuel reduction, wildlife habitat enhancement, site preparation, or promotion of native vegetation. For more information on prescribed fires, see the following Extension publications:



For further information, view the other videos in the Prescribed Fire Ignition Techniques video series.

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