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50 Ways to Protect Your Woodland Home from Wildfire
Published by the Alabama Forestry Commission
Wildfires occur regularly in Alabama. Whether started by humans or by lightning, they are part of a natural cycle that helps to maintain the health of our forests. Alabama is experiencing a movement of population from cities and towns into forestland and remote areas. Woodland homeowners must address the dangers that exist around them, particularly wildfire. This guide contains suggestions and recommendations based on professional judgment, experience, and research. It is intended to serve as a guide to help you protect your most valuable assets – your family and your home.
   
Five Ways to Protect Your Forestland from Wildfire
Published by the Alabama Forestry Commission
Damages to your timberland from wildfire can be devastating to your forests and wildlife. A single wildfire during the wrong set of conditions can wipe out years of investment in your trees. Here are five ways you can become proactive in wildfire protection.
   
Living with Fire Cover Living with Fire
Published by the Alabama Forestry Commission
Our ability to live more safely in this environment depends on "pre-fire" activities. Research shows by being proactive before a wildfire occurs, you have a better chance of saving lives and  property from wildfire. This publication is provided to help you (homeowners, firefighters and the general public)identify numerous activities that will help you con-exist more safely with wildfire. Our ability to live more safely in this environment depends on "pre-fire" activities. Research shows by being proactive before a wildfire occurs, you have a better chance of saving lives and  property from wildfire. This publication is provided to help you (homeowners, firefighters and the general public)identify numerous activities that will help you con-exist more safely with wildfire.

For more information on protecting your home and family visit our of "Homes, Communities in the Forest" section on this website.
   
There's Something You Should Know Before You Burn
Published by the Alabama Forestry Commission
This is a quick reference guide regarding Alabama's Burn Law, why we have the law, and how the law is enforced.
   
Fire In The South Cover Fire in the South 2 - Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment
Published by the Southern Group of State Foresters

In the fire-adapted ecosystems of the South, the issue is not whether an area will burn but when it will burn and at what intensity. The Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment is being used to address this issue by state and federal agencies to support wildfire planning and protection efforts. At the local level, the assessment is being used to increase awareness of the fire
problem in the South and help the public understand fire management issues...
   
Carbon Cover Fire Management and Invasive Plants
Published by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Fire management can help maintain natural habitats, increase forage for wildlife, reduce fuel
loads that might otherwise lead to catastrophic wildfire, and maintain natural succession.
Today, there is an emerging challenge that fire managers need to be aware of: invasive plants. Fire management activities can create ideal opportunities for invasions by nonnative plants, potentially undermining the benefits of fire management actions.

This manual provides practical guidelines that fire managers should consider with respect to invasive plants.
   
̀2012 National Prescribed Fire Use Survey Report
Published by the NASF and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils
The purpose of this survey is to disseminate findings into current projects, facilitate direction and vision on future programs, and serve as a baseline for activities pertaining to the use of prescribed fire as a resource management tool. It is the ambition of both the NASF and the CPFC that this survey aid fire managers, prescribed fire councils, agencies, and policymakers to better understand prescribed fire use, address common national interests, and identify regional differences.