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Impediments to Prescribed Burning: NRCS Interviews

Impediments to Prescribed Burning: NRCS Interviews

NRCS contracted with NC State to conduct a series of interviews with NRCS state office and field staff, along with some key partners, to collect observations on major impediments to implementing prescribed burning on-the-ground. The Executive Summary is posted here; for a copy of the full report contact Bridgett.Costanzo@usda.gov.

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Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges

Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges

Prescribed fire training exchanges are designed to address the unique landscape needs while keeping community values in mind.

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Prescribed Fire TREX

Prescribed Fire TREX

Prescribed fire training exchanges are designed to address the unique landscape needs while keeping community values in mind. These events provide valuable hands-on training opportunities for TREX participants. Prescribed fires, as part of a training exchange, can help communities and landscapes become more fire-adapted, reduce wildfire risk and help build a local workforce.

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Valleys and Headwaters Restoration

Valleys and Headwaters Restoration

The project area has been heavily impacted by insects and disease over the last two decades, and more recently by large high-intensity wildfires, including the unprecedented 2020 fire season.

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Gallatin Valley Resiliency and Watershed Health

Gallatin Valley Resiliency and Watershed Health

Prescribed fire, timber harvest, shaded fuel breaks, small diameter understory thinning, and weed treatments have been prioritized to meet the goals and objectives of the project.

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Butte Valley South Landscape Restoration

Butte Valley South Landscape Restoration

Since 2010, wildfires have burned nearly 770,000 acres in Siskiyou County, California. Prescribed burns are a useful management tool for resilient and healthy landscapes, forests and watersheds, while larger fuel loads and less resilient landscapes threaten local communities, human health and safety, habitat, wildlife, and natural resources.

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Uwharries to Sandhills Landscape Collaborative

Uwharries to Sandhills Landscape Collaborative

The Uwharries to Sandhills Landscape Collaborative (USLC) will improve forest health by restoring privately and publicly owned pine forests to an open-canopy condition in and around Uwharrie National Forest (UNF), and in a habitat corridor between the Uwharries and the NC Sandhills ecoregion.

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Eastern Divide Restoration

Eastern Divide Restoration

The Eastern Divide Restoration Project Area covers 2,260,480 acres (3,532 square miles) of public and private lands in Botetourt, Craig, Roanoke, Giles, Bland, Pulaski, Wythe, Tazwell, and Montgomery counties in Virginia.

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North Warner Multi-Ownership Forest Health

North Warner Multi-Ownership Forest Health

More than 15,000 acres were treated for hazardous fuels and to improve wildlife habitat using JCLRP funding.

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Sustaining Pennsylvania’s Oak Ecosystems Through Partnership in Forest Management

Sustaining Pennsylvania’s Oak Ecosystems Through Partnership in Forest Management

More than 2,000 acres were prepared for the next generation of oaks by creating suitable conditions for acorn establishment.

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Monroe Mountain Aspen Ecosystem Restoration Project

Monroe Mountain Aspen Ecosystem Restoration Project

Project implementation created 39 jobs, such as equipment operators, surveyors, and foresters, plus supporting jobs in the local communities.

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Lower Cowpasture Restoration Projects

Lower Cowpasture Restoration Projects

Prescribed fire was used to reduce fire risk and forest stand improvement was used to restore early succession habitat on 6,169 acres; restoration of James Spiny mussel populations in the Cowpasture River on national forest lands; five new vernal pools were created for native amphibians and stream-crossings improved for cold water fishes.

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Appalachian Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

Appalachian Ecosystem Restoration Initiative

More than 1,200 acres of red spruce have been planted across its historic range on mine spoils; excluded livestock from 1,500 acres and protected 6,900 feet of streambank; prescribed burns were used to restore a healthy balance of native plants and young forest habitat for wildlife.

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