NRCS Prescribed Burn School

Type
Course
Date of Publication
September 8, 2022
Price
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Overview

This is a separate version of the Prescribed Burn School for USDA-NRCS employees. It contains all of the original information, plus a module about NRCS policy.

Course Information This course places an emphasis on fire behavior, how to employ the correct firing technique, and equipment & safety. After you have successfully completed this course, you will be eligible to schedule your official exam and field component to apply to become a Certified and Insured Prescribed Burn Manager (CIPBM) from the Texas Department of Agriculture. Within each module, there is an introduction video providing an overview of the course. This is followed by web pages with valuable information. Modules may contain other handouts that further explore the information. This 24-hr course will cover the burn school course requirements to apply for a private, commercial, or not-for-profit prescribed burn manager license from TDA. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:Explain the history of fire as an ecological toolEvaluate fuels present across many environments according to their defining characteristicsDescribe fire behavior according to physical and chemical principlesPrepare for weather conditions as they relate to burningDiscuss the impact topographic influences have on fire behaviorAnalyze the effect that fire has on plant communities and wildlife habitatPlan a prescribed burnIdentify proper burning equipment and safety techniquesEmploy proper firing techniques according to the prescribed burn goals and objectivesMitigate smoke impactsUnderstand laws and regulations regarding prescribed burningEvaluate potential burn sites

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