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Triangle Prescribed Burn Association

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Two women used a fire canister to set plants on fire.   A prescribed burn along a path.

Triangle Prescribed Burn Association (TPBA) is a group of like-minded individuals in the Triangle area across 5 counties (Orange, Alamance, Person, Durham, and Chatham) that come together to use fire as a tool for ‘Best Land Management Practices’  to restore the land and to advocate for people willing to support our effort. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the number of wildfires in our state.

Prescribed fire is a normal part of regeneration for the health of the forests and grasses in the environment. America lost its recognition that fire is safe and healthy when applied correctly. We are now recognizing the positive benefits of its use.

Our objective for a Prescribed Burn is one or more of the following goals…

  • Improve forest health
  • Increase habitat for wildlife
  • Control undergrowth/reduce invasive species of plants
  • Reduces fuel loads in the forest thus reducing forest fire potential
  • Aid tree propagate (e.g. longleaf Pine)
  • Opens the understory for wildlife

“Prescribed Burns, are fires that are purposefully implemented by land managers with the goal of restoration.”  Our goal here is to reduce to fuel loads on the ground in order to prevent wildfires. By removing the fuels, wildfire won’t have the potential of becoming large unruly out of control fires. We respect the land and want to observe best land management practices.

In 2022, North Carolina ranked 3rd in the nation for the number of wildfires, only beaten by California and Texas. We welcome you to be a part of our TPBA.

If you would like to join the Triangle PBA or want to learn more, please fill out the google form and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

To learn more about Prescribed fire, go to https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/using-fire-to-improve-wildlife-habitat

NC Fire Council  https://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/Conserving/documents/ActionPlan/Revisions/PrescribedFireBrochure.pdf

The NC Wildlife Resource has additional links at https://www.ncwildlife.org/Outdoor-Activities/Prescribed-Fire

Prescribed burn behind an outdoor classroom.