Many land managers have increased their use of prescribed fire (that is, controlled burns) to actively manage landscapes that are at higher risk of wildfire. Since 2011, the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) and the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils (CPFC) have partnered to prepare reports (in 2012, 2015, 2018, and now 2020) on prescribed fire activity. These reports remain the only description of survey data available on the use of prescribed fire nationwide.

Source: Latest report on prescribed burning shows an encouraging, upward trend in its utilization nationwide – National Association of State Foresters