Fuel Consumption and Particulate Emissions of Prescribed Fires in the Pinelands

2017-05-16T20:23:04-05:00October 21st, 2014|General News|

By Michael Gallagher, NJSAF, USFS Silas Little Experimental Forest Prescribed burning is the primary means of managing hazardous fuel loads and reducing wildfire risk in New Jersey and many other parts of the country, however smoke emissions produced from burns have the potential to become significant health and safety hazards if not properly considered for in prescribed burn planning.  This is especially important in urban or EPA designated non-attainment areas, such as the New Jersey Pinelands, where the potential exists to cause airborne pollution loads [...]