Eurasian Fire in Nature Conservation Network




Eurasian Fire in Nature Conservation Network (EFNCN) 





EFNCN Projects


Background Information



The following websites include information or activities on prescribed burning in nature conservation or on cultural fire history in the Baltic Region and associated countries:

Koli National Park – Swidden heritage alive (go to: slash-and-burn):

Fire Ecology Research Group (GFMC host) website in German:

Federal German Forest Service District Lausitz: Heathland Burning Project

Fire management in open landscapes of NW Germany – Alfred Toepfer Academy for Nature Conservation:

R&D Project
“Sustainable Development of Xerothermic Slopes of the Middle Rhine Valley” (click on “Themenbereiche, Feuer”)

Prescribed Burning in the Highmoor Lowlands of Diepholz, NW Germany (click on “Kontrolliertes Brennen”)

Prescribed Fire and Heather Management in the Nature Reserve Westruper Heide (North Rhine-Westphalia)

Reutebrennen in Wolfach, Black Forest (go to: Archiv, then to Rüttebrennen 2002):

Forschungsverbund Offenland (Habitat management in military training areas in the pleistocenic lowland area of northeast Germany)

Feuereinsatz in der Landschaftspflege – Website des Ministeriums Laendlicher Raum, Baden Wuerttemberg (Fire in landscape management – website of the Ministry for Rural Space, Baden Wuerttemberg State, Germany)


Prescribed burning components within the project LIFE06 NAT/D/000003 „Rohrhardsberg, Upper Elz and Wilde Gutach“ „Baden Wuerttemberg State, Germany)

Forum 2000 Feuer in the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany (Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland)
For obtaining information on the proceedings volume Feuer contact:

Prescribed burning, grazing and mowing for conservation management of moorlands in Nature Oriented reserve of Vauda (Turin, Italy):
Experimental Fire Video:

Prescribed burning required for forest certification (Chapter 6.4.4) – Swedish FSC Standard for Forest Certification:

United Kingdom
FIREMAN – Fire Management to Maintain Biodiversity and Mitigate Economic Loss

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Heather & Grass Burning Regulations and Code of Practice

Heathlands Europe, Network for any subject related to heathlands:

The Muirburn Code

Prescribed burning on Moorland: Supplement to the Muirburn Code – A Guide to Best Practice

Fire management in NW Europe – FireBeaters

FIRES: Interdisciplinary Research on Ecosystem Services: Fire and Climate Change in UK Moorlands and Heaths

The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Fire Regime and Condition Class (FRCC) Website


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