A Prescribed Burn Association (PBA) is a group of landowners and other concerned citizens that form a partnership to conduct prescribed burns. Association members pool their knowledge, man-power and equipment to help other people in their association conduct prescribed burns.
Numerous resources and opportunities are available regarding PBAs. Some of these have been compiled and are provided below.
Resources for Those in a PBA:
e-FIRE – An interactive video course designed for landowners and those new to prescribed fire to learn how to plan, conduct, and evaluate a burn.
Online courses – The online “basic prescribed fire training” and the “Introduction to Southeast Prescribed Fire” courses can be found at http://campus.extension.org (search term: prescribed fire).
Certified Burner Courses – If your state provides a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager course, look for upcoming dates in your area!
Materials & Resources
A South Central Texas PBA member developed this small-scale demonstration method for reaching school children and 4-H members, but it could also be used to teach landowners who are new to burning.
Resources for Those Wanting to Form a PBA:
The Value of Forming a PBA (2016)
Prescribed Burn Associations (2015)
Prescribed Fire Associations (2005)
This webinar on PBAs presented by John Weir:
GroupMe App (useful to connect with many people about the burn by only sending a single message)
RxBurn Tracker (helps you monitor the long-term effects of burning by storing basic information about a prescribed fire and take pre- and post-burn photos from exactly the same spot over time)
Smoke Management Pocket Guide (has 12 basic smoke management guidelines to keep in mind, and a fuel calculator to determine how much available fuel is in your burn unit)
Example Equipment List/ Sign-out Sheets
Sample Meeting Agendas
Template Burn Plans
Protocols & Miscellaneous
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