MEMBER RESOURCES

Resource info to help plan your Rx burn and complete your pre- and post-burn plans, including burn plan templates, mapping, smoke models, weather and moisture content

Follow your PBA's specific guidelines and policies



Other Prescribed Fire Education and Training Materials
Including

 "Spotfires, the 40% Rule" by John Weir
"Prescribed Fire Safety" by Butch Taylor

Pics:  PBAs in action

BLANK BURN PLAN TEMPLATES

Fillable form blank burn plansclick on a blue link below, save the form, then open to complete it.  Save your plan to print or email per your PBA's requirements.

 

Or click on              for pdf version

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Edwards Plateau Prescribed Burning Assoc

Handy Q&A to determine burning conditions 

EPPBA Burn-No Burn Checklist

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Prescribed Burn Alliance of Texas

PBAT Blank Burn Plan (save/fill)

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept

TPWD Blank Burn Plan  (save/fill)

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Texas Dept of Agriculture

TDA Blank Burn Plan  (save/fill)

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USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

NRCS-TX Blank Burn Plan (save/fill)

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National Weather Service Forecast

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WEATHER FORECAST INFO 

Click on the links below

Note:  after clicking on links, change the weather page to your own zip code or location, then save the site/link to your computer.

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National Weather Service Forecast

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BLUE SKY SMOKE MODEL

AND OTHER TOOLS

https://tools.airfire.org/playground/v3/emissionsinputs.php

 

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MOISTURE CONTENT

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Look up a value for your county using the Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) website for green moisture and dead moisture for 1, 10, 100 and 1000 hr fuels. Huge database; some stations take measurements every two weeks.

http://www.wfas.net/

It can still be best to perform your own moisture content analysis, since conditions can vary greatly over the entire county.

How to Determine Moisture Content

Sam Jetton

Pull leaves off a number of junipers.  Leaves should be 3-4 feet off the ground.  I would select from all sides of trees.  It is imperative that no woody material be included in the sample.  Weigh the sample.  Remember to subtract bag weight.  Microwave the sample.  I will usually microwave for 1.5 minutes and then re-weigh the sample.  I then continue to nuke the sample for 30 seconds.  I have also found it helps to mix the sample periodically so the lower leaves are brought up so they can dry more easily.  Always re-weigh when it comes out of the microwave.  Once you get the same weight then you are finished. 

 

The equation to compute green leaf moisture is:

 

Green Weight – Dry weight/Dry Weight X 100

 

You can wind up with over 100% glm with this approach.  You can use the same procedure to determine liveoak leaf moisture and what the moisture content is of the grass.

Members of Cross Timbers PBA follow safety practices on prescribed burns.

Map My Property

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The Texas A&M Forest Service provides the Map My Property application for locating and mapping your property; insert your address and map it.

http://texasforestinfo.tamu.edu/mapmyproperty/

GOOGLE EARTH:  if using Google Earth for making maps, you must also use a companion program called GE Path to calculate acreage and display GPS points.

https://www.google.com/earth/