10.7. Burning on Land and Wetlands

10.7.1. Overview

Burning oil on land is an older and more frequently used technique than in situ burning on water. Burning on land involves several different considerations than burning on the sea. First, the effect on soil vegetation is a prime consideration [118,119]. Certain species of vegetation are very sensitive to fire, others not. Second, the location of the proposed burn should be considered in terms of the burn history or use of prescribed burning in the past in the area. Prescribed burning is extensively used around the world for different purposes including control of vegetative species and removal of fire hazards. Many guidelines exist at state/provincial levels on the use of prescribed burning and ...

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