Prescribed burning is an effective brush management technique for improving pasture accessibility and
increasing the production of forage and browse. Fire also suppresses most brush and cactus species.
Unlike wildfires which can occur at any time under extremely hazardous conditions, prescribed burns follow
strict guidelines for timing, weather conditions and intended management outcomes. Burn managers or
qualified "burn boss" are utilized to maintain the safety of property, livestock, wildlife, and people.
The Texas AgriLIFE Extension service offers extensive information on what goes in to planning and
carrying out a prescribed burn. Their publication,
Prescribed Range Burning in Texas gives a lengthy
description on how to determine your management goals and factors used for creating a prescribed burn
plan.
Before Prescribed burning
During
Immediately after burning
Two weeks after burning
Prescribed Burning
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