Prescribed Burning is the process of planning and applying fire to a predetermined area, under specific environmental conditions, to achieve a desired outcome. Prescribed burning is also called controlled and/or planned burning.
Prescribed Burning serves a number of purposes:
1.to mitigate the severity of bushfires and to help protect lives and property by reducing the build-up of flammable fuel loads.
2.to rehabilitate vegetation after disturbance, such as timber harvesting and mining.
3.to undertake research on fire and its interaction with our environment.
Prescribed Burning can recycle nutrients tied up in old plant growth, control many woody plants and herbaceous weeds, improve poor quality forage, increase plant growth, reduce the risk of large wildfires, and improve certain wildlife habitat.