The North Central Texas Prescribed Burn Association represents 10 Texas counties. The association advocates for the safe and responsible use of prescribed burning as a part of range and scrub fuels management, which has risk reduction advantages for property owners as well as benefits for local wildlife, livestock, and native habitats. Association members receive burn school training, burn schedule calendar coordination, equipment inventory to coordinate support, an interactive map with a membership roster to help connect neighbors, links to relevant websites (such as weather services), and contact information for officials.
This neighbor- helping-neighbor cooperative provides the resources, education, encouragement, and empowerment that property owners need to use prescribed fire on a sustained basis. The association was formed in 2008 and became a member of the Texas Alliance of Prescribed Burn Associations in 2011.
Photo credit: North Central Texas Prescribed Burn Association