PRESCRIBED BURNING MANAGEMENT PLAN

Client Information

Name

 

Phone

 

Ranch Name

 

Address

 

County

 

City

 

State

 

Zip

 

Description of Area to be Burned

Pasture Name and/or Number

 

Vegetation Type

 

Acres

 

Legal Description:

Section

 

Township

 

Range

 

GPS Coordinates (if known)

 

Written Directions from nearest town:

 

Projected Date of Burn:

 

Date of Previous Burn:

 

Objectives to be Accomplished through the Prescribed Burn

 

Notifications: Refer to Oklahoma Forestry Code Title 2, Section 16-28.2, et. Seq. for information and guidance regarding notifications.  Forms can be obtained from State Dept. of Ag. (responsibility of Client)

Fire Departments

Phone Number

Date, Time and Person Notified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjoining Landowners

Phone Number

Date and Time of Notification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others, as Needed (Sheriff, OHP, DEQ, Utility Companies, Oil and Gas Leases)

Phone Number

Date, Time and Person Notified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oklahoma Dept. of Ag. – Forestry Services (when within Designated Forest Protection Areas)

Office:

 

Phone:

 

Pre-Burn Preparations – Describe management needed prior to burn in order to successfully accomplish burn and meet objectives.

 

Firebreak Types (include locations on map)

Dimensions

Preparation / Installation

Dates

Equipment needed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smoke Management Considerations – Refer to Oklahoma’s Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines, Oklahoma Dept. of Ag, Forestry Services

Sensitive Areas identified

Direction from Burn Area

Distance to Areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Considerations (Hours of burning, local ordinances, dispersion)

 

Pre-Burn Checklist - The following items should be addressed prior to implementing burn and appropriate action taken.  Protection of facilities and/or special areas should be documented and included on map.

 

Action needed / Recommended

Accomplished

Liability Protection and Notifications 

Refer to Oklahoma Forestry Code Title 2, Section 16-28.2, et. Seq) for guidelines and clarifications

 

Pens/Barns

 

 

Oil/Gas/Pipelines/

Utility structures

 

 

Fences

 

 

Homes/cabins

 

 

Windmills

 

 

Watering Facilities

 

 

Feeding Facilities/Hay storage

 

 

Equipment/Vehicles

 

 

Wildlife habitat areas

 

 

Critical Eroding Areas

 

 

Remnant Livestock

 

 

Volatile Fuels

 

 

Other areas desired for protection

 

 

Inspection of firebreaks

 

 

 

 

Fuel Conditions Needed to Accomplish the burn and achieve objectives – Planning should begin early enough to achieve adequate fuel conditions needed to accomplish the burn.  Special management needed to achieve this should be addressed in pre-burn preparations.

 

 

Prescription

Actual (day of Burn)

 

Amount (lbs/ac)1

 

 

 

Continuity1

Good          Fair          Poor

Good          Fair          Poor

 

10 hour fuel moisture (% dry wt. Basis) 2

 

 

 

Mulch Load (lbs./ac) 2

 

 

 

Mulch Depth (inches) 2

 

 

 

Mulch moisture content (%)2

 

 

 

1 – Required entry ; 2 – As needed

 

Weather Conditions - Prescription

 

Prescription

Firebreaks or Backfires

Prescribed Burn

 

Wind Speed

 

 

 

Wind Direction

 

 

 

Relative Humidity

 

 

 

Air Temperature

 

 

 

Moisture Conditions

 

 

 

Soil Surface (top 6 inches)

Dry           Damp           Wet

Dry           Damp           Wet

 

Soil Subsoil (6-18 inches)

Dry           Damp           Wet

Dry           Damp           Wet

 

Risk of Spotfires (refer to Figures 1 and 2 of Spec)

High            Med            Low

High            Med            Low

 

Weather ForecastsTiming of burning is dependent upon prescribed weather conditions.  Both the 7 day and 24 hour forecasts should be checked and documented in order to plan burn according to prescription.

 

Forecasted Item

Seven (7) day Forecast

Twenty-Four (24) hour Forecast

 

Predicted Windshifts

 

 

 

Wind Speeds

 

 

 

Wind Direction

 

 

 

Temperatures

 

 

 

Relative Humidity

 

 

 

Other as needed

 

 

 

Source of Data

 

 

 

Possible Sources of Weather Data

 

National Weather Service

Location:

 

Phone:

 

 

Fire Danger Model:  http://agweather.mesonet.ou.edu/models/fire/default.html

 

Forecasts: :  http://agweather.mesonet.ou.edu/forecasts/default.html

Equipment Needs and Crew Member Responsibilities Checklist– Various types of equipment may be needed in order to have a safe and successful burn.  Crew members assisting with the burn must know how to use the equipment and understand their responsibilities.  The following checklist should be used to plan needed equipment and number of crew members needed:

FIREBOSS

 

Checklist of Equipment

Amount

Needed

Name of Crew Member(s) responsible (if needed)

Reviewed with Crew Member prior to burn (Y/N)

Available day of burn (Number)

Drip torch(es)

 

 

 

 

Gas:Diesel for torches(1:1 unleaded:diesel)

 

Matches or lighters

 

 

 

 

Pumper truck(s)

 

 

 

 

Tractor/Maintainer

 

 

 

 

Flapper(s)

 

 

 

 

Shovel(s)

 

 

 

 

Rake(s), McCleods

 

 

 

 

Livestock sprayer(s)      

 

 

 

 

Sprayer fuel      

 

Backpack pumps/sprayers

 

 

 

 

Leaf Blowers     

 

 

 

 

Weatherkit

 

 

 

 

Two-way radio(s)

 

 

 

 

NOAA Radio

 

 

 

 

Cellular phone

 

 

 

 

GPS

 

 

 

 

Drinking water

 

 

 

 

Flags for flagmen

 

 

 

 

ATV’s, (4 Wheelers)

 

 

 

 

All cotton/Nomex clothing

 

All crew members

 

 

Cotton cap

 

All crew members

 

 

Leather gloves and boots

 

All crew members

 

 

Dust mask and goggles

 

All crew members

 

 

Pliers/fencing pliers

 

All crew members

 

 

Toolkit (other tools)

 

 

 

 

Other Crew Members and Responsibilities (not listed above.  i.e. spotters, flagmen, etc.)

Name

Responsibililty

Reviewed w/ Crew (Y/N)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application Of Burn

Projected Date of Burn

From:

 

To:

 

Ignition PlanDescribe sequence of ignition for both burned firebreaks and main fire.  Include details of ignition plan on burn plan map.

 

Plan of Action should the fire escape or wind changes directions

 

Burn Plan Map – (Include legend with north arrow, smoke management considerations, archaeological/cultural resource sites, roads, firebreaks, utilities, water sources, ingress/egress routes for emergency, ignition plan, areas not to be burned, facilities and other items as needed.)

 

“Mop-Up” After Burning

Responsibility

Maintain close observation of the
burned area until the fire is completely
extinguished.    

 

Maintain contact with the weather
station until the fire is extinguished.

 

Take immediate positive action to insure
safety of the fire should a dangerous change
in the weather conditions occur. 

 

Check entire area for firebrand sources, hollow trees,
 poles and posts, smoldering brush and log piles,
cow chips, and heavy mulch areas.

 

OTHER ITEMS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post Burn Management – Management needed after the burn in order to meet objectives. Include any recommendations / considerations needed for invasive species.

 

Actual Weather Conditions at time of Prescribed Burn – Record periodically during time of burn

Time

Wind Speed

Wind Direction

Relative Humidity

Temperature

Source of Data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This Prescribed Burn plan was designed by:

 

 

Planner
Date
Certification Information – (Refer to NRCS Range and Pasture Handbook, Appendix A for NRCS Policy and Job Approval Authority.  Planners should review their individual job approval authority for certification levels)

Category

Select Appropriate Categories for Planned Burn
For each Category, select appropriate Certification Level of person planning burn

Fuel Type

Fireguard Type

Terrain Type


 

Client Certification

This is to certify that the Natural Resources Conservation Service has informed me that I could be liable for damages resulting from this prescribed burn and the cost of fire suppression should the fire escape from the designated area.   I also certify that it is my responsibility to be familiar with and comply with state burning laws.

 

 

Client

Date

 

 

NRCS Practice Certification

Notes / Comments regarding application of burn:

 

I certify that this practice was carried out in accordance with the Field Office Technical Guide

 

 

Certified By

Date