Fuel Treatments & Effects
Prescribed Fire-use treatments
Often a prescribed burn requires time sensitive, logistical, and safety precautions that would make it challenging for a non-fire qualified person to observe and ask questions while it is taking place. The Lubrecht field trip, though requiring the same precautions listed above, was unique in that it was set up for the purpose of shared learning and offered an opportunity for people from a variety of fire experience backgrounds to observe a prescribed burn up close from an established safety zone. The burn also offered a chance for participants to learn about the many facets of the fire continuum that can play into a prescribed burn. Some topics discussed during the day by managers, academics, and researchers were operations, fire effects, fire behavior, and fuel characterization methods, which were also demonstrated in the field during the prescribed burn.