Planning a prescribed burn requires a variety of information, both well in advance and on the day of the burn. Prescribed fire training is available in every state, as well as in a number of guidebooks and online resources. This page compiles many of the resources that most southern burn managers turn to when preparing and implementing their burn plans.
- The SFE fact sheet, Detailed Point Weather Forecasts: Get Them When You Need Them, explains the short, easy steps for accessing 48-hour detailed weather forecasts for any location in the South.
- Burn Plan for Prescribed Burning
Developed by John Weir with the University of Oklahoma Natural Resource Ecology & Management Depratment, this template is an excellent resource to help you develop a burn plan that is informative and easy to understand.
- Use of General Weather and Dispersion Index to Minimize the Impact of Smoke on Highway Visibility
By James T. Paul, Leonidas G. Lavdas & Wesley Wells.
- This article, courtesy of the Georgia Forestry Commission, Research Division, provides information on factors influencing the likelihood of fog formation and how basic weather forecasts and dispersion index can be used to minimize the impact of smoke on highway visibility. Click here to read this article.
- The Encyclopedia of Southern Fire Science provides definitions and descriptions of fire weather terms and concepts and can also help you get the weather information you need.
- Introduction To Prescribed Fire In Southern Ecosystems
- Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability Prescribed Fire Resources
- NOAA Fire Weather