Controlled Burning


The use or application of controlled ignited fire to intentionally burn wildland fuels in either their natural or modified state under specified environmental conditions, confined to a predetermined area, and within a range of fire intensity and rate of spread that permits attainment of planned resource management objectives and is conducted in conformance with an approved burn plan.

effective & efficient

Controlled burning, also known as prescribed fire, can sometimes be a feared treatment and has been shied away from over the past several years for reducing fuels in our forests because of liability.  However, with correct planning, preparation and implementation, controlled burning is a very effective and cost effective fuels reduction treatment. Firestorm is involved with the Northern California Prescribe Fire Council that promotes collaboration with several agencies to promote, protect, conserve and expand the responsible use of Prescribed Fire in the Northern California fire-adapted landscapes.

consulting & planning

Here are just a few of our clients that we have completed controlled burn projects for: 

  • National Park Service – Sequoia, Yosemite, Crater Lake, Whiskeytown
  • Nature Conservancy
  • United States Forest Service – Plumas and Lassen
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Watershed Centers and Non-Profits
  • Private Ranches and Landowners
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