Prescribed Burning in Florida

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Much of the controversy about prescribed burning, even where the need is greatest, concerns the practicability of getting the job done properly. Successful prescribed burning requires that the purpose of the burn be clearly defined and that the technique be such as to minimize the sum of costs and damages. The author summarizes here the purposes and methods of prescribed burning as practiced on 300,000 acres of the Florida national forests duirng the past several years.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Supervisor, Florida National Forests. Senior Member, S.A.F.

Publication date: November 1, 1947

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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