Prescribed Burns

The District works with public wildland management agencies to plan prescribed burns in Yolo-Solano AQMD. Prescribed burning is the use of fire to manage, improve or protect wildlands. Forms of prescribed burning include forest management, range and habitat improvement and disease or pest prevention.

In order to conduct a prescribed burn, agencies must register with the state Prescribed Fire Information Reporting System (PFIRS). Once you request an account and submit a prescribed burn through PFIRS, District staff will contact you with further information.

District staff works with public agencies conducting prescribed burns to minimize smoke impacts to residents. Per District rules, all prescribed burns must be authorized in advance by Yolo-Solano AQMD staff.

If you have questions, call the District at (530) 757-3650.