ERM-022: Legal Barriers to Prescribed Burning
prescribed burning information sheet

210550, 15; 232550, 85;
Publication Date: 2016 July New

Product Code: ERM-022

This is an electronic download.  Prescribed burning is a cost-effective tool for managing and restoring ranges and forests. Unfortunately, the liability and risks associated with the practice keep prescribed burning from being used extensively. This publication explains levels of liability and statute reforms that that have made prescribed fire a more viable practice. Information on prescribed burn associations and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils is also included. (5pp., 3 figures) By: Morgan Russell, Carissa Wonkka, William Rogers, and Urs Kreuter