ERM-035: Prescribed Burning: Liability and Insurance Considerations
liability of prescribed burning information sheet

210550, 15; 232550, 85;
Publication Date: 2017 August NEW

Product Code: ERM-035

Free electronic download only.  Prescribed burning is a popular grassland management tool you can use to manage invasive brush and rejuvenate native, perennial grasses. The practice, however, requires that you consider potential liability if the burn causes injury or property damage. This publication explains the various approaches states take regarding liability, including insurance requirements for landowners as well as those individuals and organizations that are certified to execute prescribed burns. (6 pp., 5 images) By M.L. Russell and T.D. Lashmet