Use prescribed burning to reduce potential for large wild fires
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Prescribed burning has often been used in an attempt to reduce the hazard to human life and property that may be associated with large wildfires (Fernandes & Botelho 2003). However, prescribed burning may also be used in an attempt to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire that could result in the loss of shrubland habitat.
Fernandes, P. M., & Botelho, H. S. (2003). A review of prescribed burning effectiveness in fire hazard reduction. International Journal of wildland fire, 12(2), 117-128.