Legal Documents

These legal documents provide standards, establish common terminology and definitions, and identify planning and implementation procedures for the use of prescribed fire in Pennsylvania, specifying what is minimally acceptable. Organizations may choose to establish additional standards and policy direction, but they must adhere to–and cannot modify–these minimums.

An outdoor location undergoing a prescribed burn

Legal Documents

DEP Air Quality Contacts 2024

Contact information for the six regional air quality directors as well as information on the Air Quality Index (AQI) ratings and the associated AirNow website.

PA Burn Plan Template

Official Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire burn plan template.

Prescribed Burning Practices Act

Regulating prescribed burning practices, providing for the powers and duties of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Department of Environmental Protection, and establishing certain immunities.

Prescribed Fire Standards 2024

Provides standards, establishes common terminology and definitions, and identifies planning and implementation procedures for the use of prescribed fire in Pennsylvania.