Washington Prescribed Fire Council
What is Prescribed Fire?

Prescribed (Rx) fire, or fire ignited under known conditions of fuel, weather, and topography to achieve specified objectives, is used in a variety of landscapes and contexts in Washington and across the world. Prescribed fire is an important tool in wildfire hazard reduction, ecosystem restoration, vegetation management, and wildlife habitat enhancement; it is also an important cultural resource, and it has application in forest management and rangeland improvement. The versatile nature of prescribed fire is evidenced by its diverse users, which include state and federal land management agencies, timber companies, tribes, non-governmental organizations, agricultural interests, and private landowners, among others.

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