PRESCRIBED FIRE SERVICES
Planning, Implementation, & Training
Southeastern Forests and landscapes need fire to be healthy and diverse.
It's true. The majority of native plant communities in the southeast are fire-adapted or even fire-dependent. Without natural fire intervals, a myriad of problems occur: overstocking, loss of herbaceous plant species, elevated parasite populations (ticks), increase of mesophytic competitors, decrease in wildlife forage, and an increased risk of catastrophic wildfire damage.
The forests and fields we have today bear little resemblance to those found less than 200 years ago. Open canopies of oaks and pines provided scattered shade for a layer of grasses and wildflowers. We have very few places like that today. However, the medicine is simple and relatively inexpensive. Regardless of your objectives, there are appropriate seasons and methods for utilizing fire on your land. Continue reading to learn more about how our expertise can work for you.
We are proud to be the only comprehensive wildland fire management company in central North Carolina and southern Virginia. Our territory includes the eastern Appalachians, Foothills, Piedmont, Sandhills, and western Coastal Plain.
WFE annually completes burns for landowners that have been neglected or dismissed by other firms and state agencies. Some were even told it couldn't be done. Our track record for finding solutions and adapting strategies to achieve results is well-known. We have a long list of repeat clients (including other foresters) that have chosen our approach for one simple reason: Flexibility.
We understand that each property and project is different, so everything we do is based on meeting individual objectives - from pricing structure to the type of firebreaks installed.
You Dream, We Accomplish
Pertinent RxF Operation Stats:
Owner Type: Private- 54%, Non-Profit 21%, State 17%, Corp. 8%
Since 2007: Three states (NC, VA, SC). 49 counties.
Operation Types: Restorative fire, Silvicultural, Wildlife Habitat Dev., Site-Prep, Hazard-Reduction, Grassland maintenance.
Year-round operations (dormant and growing-season).
Burns completed from 35' to over 3000' feet of elevation.
Smallest burn unit: 2020= 1.2 acres, 2022 = 0.4 ac
Largest single RxF day: 2020= 337.5 acres, 2022 = 162.0ac