The Southern Fire Exchange contains extensive science-based information regarding a variety wildland fire-related topics in the entire southern region. Please browse their website!
The references below are specific to prescribed fire in the southeastern United States.
Prescribed Burning Websites
- Good Fires
- Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Site
- TNC Fire & Landscapes
- Why do Good Forest Managers Burn the Woods?
Publications Concerning Prescribed Burning
- Introduction to Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems
- A Guide for Prescribed Fire in Southern Forests
- Firewise Landscaping in North Carolina
- Good Fire, Bad Fire
- Landscaping Can Be Attractive & Firewise
- Minimizing Wildfire Risk – A Forest Landowner’s Guide
- National Prescribed Fire Use Survey (2012)
- Prescribed Fire in the Wildland/Urban Interface
- The Nature Conservancy – Controlled Burning for Safe Communities & Healthy Ecosystems
- The Nature Conservancy’s Fire Initiative
- Using Fire to Improve Wildlife Habitat
- Prescribed Fire: What North Carolina Citizens Need to Know (A brochure that burners can distribute to neighbors about what to expect from a prescribed burn)
- Texas A&M Forest Service- A Land In Balance
- Connecticut Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection- Handline Construction for Forest Fire Control
- Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission- Wildlife Habitat Benefits of Prescribed Burning
- UNC TV- North Carolina Now Prescribed Fire & Interviews
- WFSU- Good Fire: Prescribed Fire and Healthy Forests
- USDA Forest Service- Prescribed Fire: Maintaining the Balance
- Growing Deer TV- Deer Management: Prescribed Fire for Better Whitetail Habitat
- Wildland Fire LLC- Learning From the Experts (multiple videos)
- The Nature Conservancy- Fire Starter: Why We Burn
- U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs- Return to Tradition
- Great Plains Fire Summit Presentations (October 2018)
- Introduction to Wildland Fuel Management (August 2018)
- Fish and Fire (August 2019)
- Behind the Flames (August 2019)
- Pinnacle Mountain Fire – Interview with Mike Bozzo (July 2019)
- Burner Bob: A Cool Dude with a Hot Message! (May 2019)
- Misconceptions and Benefits of Fire (February 2019)
- Archbold Biological Station Videos (Various)
- Texas Longleaf Task Force Videos for Landowners (Various)
- Good Fire Podcast – Covers the indigenous use of “good fire” is used around the globe.
- Learn, Baby, Burn – Created by the Michigan Prescribed Fire Council, this podcast will cover a variety of prescribed fire topics.
- The Fire Learning Trail – Introduces listeners to the role of fire in the Southern Appalachians, wildland firefighting, and local history
- On The Line – Covers topics of interest to wildland firefighters, including mental health, the pack test, and health considerations.
- Forest Voices – Covers forest stewardship and management topics, including prescribed fire.
- Single Episodes
- Sustainable Living: Florida’s Natural Ecosystems and Prescribed Burning (January 2019)- Fire professionals from the Sarasota, FL area discuss the importance of prescribed fire and how fires are planned, and conducted.
- Outside Podcast Episode: The Future of Fire (September 2018)- Explores the success of prescribed fire use in Florida, the many factors hindering its use to address fire issues in the West, and the possible solutions.
- Perspectives: Prescribed Burns (July 2018)- Kevin Hiers and Dr. Kevin Robertson (Tall Timbers) and Dr. David Godwin (Southern Fire Exchange at the University of Florida) join WFSU in Tallahassee, FL to discuss issues surrounding prescribed fire.
Recorded webinars on a variety of fire-related topics can be found on the Southern Fire Exchange webinar page, the Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium webinar page, and the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists webinars and presentations page.
Fire Behavior Modeling and Tools
- Fire Frequency Tool (requires ArcGIS 10,0 or newer)-can illustrate and facilitate better planning, prioritization and decision-making in future prescribed fire events.
- Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists
- Southern Area Coordination Center
- Your Home in the Line of Fire
- NWCG Publications
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