Protection of Rangeland and Pastures from Wildfire by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Approx. 1,770 words.
Published on April 12, 2012.
Grazing lands are subject to wildfire because of an abundance of fine fuel (grass), frequent dry conditions, and proximity to an ignition source -usually a road or highway. Due to the risk of Wildfire, rangelands and pastures must be protected from accidental fires and/or those that are intentionally set. Firebreaks are a necessary and useful tool in this regard.