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Guide on Prescribed Forestry Burning

COURSE NO: C06-023
COURSE PROVIDER: Donald Parnell, P.E.
Guide on Prescribed Forestry Burning
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course presents an overview of the benefits and techniques of using prescribed fire in southern ecosystems. It highlights the history of fire in these ecosystems, the ecological benefits of prescribed fire, and the safety considerations that must be taken into account when conducting prescribed burns.


This course also provides detailed guidance on the planning and implementation of prescribed fires, including selecting burn units, developing burn plans, and conducting burn operations.


Finally, this course discusses the monitoring and evaluation of prescribed fires and their effects on ecosystem health. 


This 6 PDH online course is applicable to environmental, civil, chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineers, as well as anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of prescribed burning.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the history of fire in southern ecosystems
  • Understanding the ecological benefits of using prescribed fire
  • Familiarizing oneself with safety considerations for conducting prescribed fires
  • Learning about the planning and implementation of prescribed fires, including selecting burn units, developing burn plans, and conducting burn operations
  • Understanding the importance of monitoring and evaluating prescribed fires
  • Learning the effects of prescribed fire on ecosystem health
  • Understanding the relationship between prescribed fire and smoke management
  • Understanding the impact of prescribed fire on wildlife management
  • Knowing the challenges and opportunities associated with using prescribed fire in southern ecosystems
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, “Guide on Prescribed Forestry Burning”, which is based on the Department of Agriculture Publication "Introduction to Prescribed Fire in Southern Ecosystems", dated August 2018.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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