What is a prescribed burn and why is it so important to do? A prescribed burn is a controlled application of fire to a specific area of land. This burn helps keep the forest and wildlife healthy. To avoid a potential devastating forest fire, there are many things to remember before starting your burn.

Wind direction, how often you burn and acquiring a burn permit are all details to take into consideration. If done right, the wildlife on your land will thrive and you’ll appreciate it the next time you’re in the deer stand! Watch Haley Heath’s dad, Henry Davis, as he teaches her and her son Gunner the importance and benefits of why and how to do a prescribed burn. Make sure you take care of your property and always call the forestry before doing a prescribed burn on your land!