The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service have formed The Texas Alliance of Prescribed Burn Association after a record-breaking wildfire season, according to a report from the Southwest Farm Press.
The report indicates that the goal of the alliance will be to safely increase the use of prescribed burning. Roel Lopez, the institute’s associate director, said in the article that prescribed burning has been used for years to improve and manage forests and rangelands, improve wildlife habitat and reduce the risk of devastating wildfires.
In the report, Lopez was quoted to say,“This statewide alliance, comprised of 11 prescribed burn associations, is particularly important after the wildfire season Texas just had. Texas reported over 30,000 wildfires with nearly 4 million acres burned. More than 2,000 homes and an additional 2,000 other types of structures were lost.”
Read more details about this alliance HERE.