Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management Updated:07/2018

Prescribed burning is the deliberate use of fire under specified and controlled conditions to achieve a resource management goal. Benefits include:

  • site preparation for reforesting
  • hardwood control in pine stands
  • wildfire hazard reduction
  • improved wildlife habitat
  • threatened and endangered species management

To assist in achieving these goals, the Virginia Department of Forestry has established a Certified Prescribed Burn Managers Program. This three-day program includes sessions on fire behavior, environmental effects of fire, and smoke management.

Who should attend:

  • landowners (who want to learn about prescribed burning)
  • natural resource managers
  • consultants
  • farmers
  • contractors

Those who successfully complete the training will become certified under the program.

Contact Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management

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Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management is not employed by or affiliated with the Virginia Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.


Contact Prescribed Fire and Smoke Management

Virginia Department of Forestry
Fred Turck
900 Natural Resources Drive
Charlottesville, VA  22903
Phone: 434-977-6555
Fax: 434-296-2369

Service Area

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  • Virginia