Prescribed Fire

Tree Farmers use prescribed fire to improve habitat for wildlife, control unwanted vegetation and reduce debris on the forest floor that may fuel a wildfire.

ATFS Standard 4, Performance Measure 4.3
When used, prescribed burns shall conform with landowner’s objectives and all applicable rules, laws, and regulations.


This interactive site offered by N.C. State University  allows you to become virtually immersed in a prescribed burn, learn why and how burns are conducted and hear from the landowners and resource professionals who use prescribed fire as a land management tool.

Learn about prescribed fire in the articles below.


Longleaf Pine

Fire Ecology

Before You Burn