Prescribed Burning Board
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   Responsibilities of the Board
The Prescribed Burning Board sets standards for prescribed burning and develops comprehensive training curriculum for the certification of prescribed burn managers. The PBB sets standards for the certification, renewal, and training of certified and insured prescribed burn managers and instructors. 

The PBB considers multiple factors when establishing the professional and educational requirements necessary for a certified and insured prescribed burn manager to be eligible for renewal of certification, or for individuals to become certified.

Additionally, the PBB ensures that the minimum insurance requirements set forth in the Natural Resources Code are met for the protection of the CIPBM and those participating in or in the vicinity of a prescribed burn.

The PBB conducts regular meetings, as necessary and works closely with the Texas Department of Agriculture for administration.
   Members of the PBB
The Board is composed of members dedicated to the preservation of Texas's vast and unique ecosystems. Representatives of state agencies or institutions of higher education are chosen or appointed by the agency that they represent. Private landowners are appointed by the Commissioner of Agriculture

Board members serve two-year terms. The following organizations are represented on the Board:

  • Texas Forest Services
  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • Texas Department of Ecology and Conservation
  • Texas Tech University Range and Wildlife Department
  • Texas Department of Agriculture
  • State Soil and Water Conservation Board
  • 5 Private Landowners