Planning the Rx Burn

The first step to a successful burn is to have a good written plan. The written plan is the prescription for your stand and outlines your objectives. Pre-planning of firebreaks whether natural or man-made is also a part of the written plan. A map of the tract may need to be attached identifying the location of firebreaks. Contact your local GFC office for assistance in installing pre-suppression firebreaks.

A written plan is also a record of your past accomplishments and helps guide you the next time you prepare to burn the same stand.

A written plan may be a short simple document, others may be quite complex. As long as your objectives are outlined and understood your plan will be a good one.