General Prescription

For Blacklines

Scheduling:

  • Late winter
  • 9:00 am – noon or several days in advance

Acceptable Prescription Range:

  • Temperature 40-60F
  • RH 40-60%
  • Wind speed 0-10 mph

For Headfires

Scheduling:

  • Warmest/driest part of the day

Acceptable Prescription Range:

  • Temperature 79-80F
  • RH 25-40%
  • Wind speed 8-15 mph

For this prescription to be effective, you must have over 2000 lbs./acre of fine fuel.

Prescription

For Summer burning

Backfires

Scheduling:

  • June – September
  • 9:00 am to on hour pre sunset or at night

Acceptable Prescription Range:

  • Temperature <90
  • RH >30%
  • Wind speed 0-8 mph
  • Cloud cover <50%

Fine Dead Fuel Moisture 5-12%
Live Fuel Moisture <80%

Prescription

For Summer burning

Headfires

Scheduling:

  • June – September
  • 9:00 am to on hour pre sunset

Acceptable Prescription Range:

  • Temperature: Discretion of Burn Boss
  • RH 20-40%
  • Wind speed 5-15 mph
  • Cloud Cover Clear

Fine Dead Fuel Moisture 5-12%
Live Fuel Moisture <80%