Using prescribed fire is generally one of the most cost effective land management tools available. The cost of burning depends on multiple factors. Principal among those factors include the following: size of area to be burned, labor, fire break preparation, and equipment used during burning. Additional factors may include: fuel type, topography, burn plan complexity, ignition techniques, liability requirements or concerns, grazing deferment costs, and management objectives, restrictions and policies. To lower prescribed fire costs, consider contacting or forming a prescribed fire association. Associations lower costs by pooling knowledge, resources, and labor. Contact your county Extension agent to see if there is a prescribed burn/fire association near you. Links related to the cost of using prescribed fire include: Using Prescribed Fire in Oklahoma, The Nobel Foundation – How Much Does it Cost to Burn?, USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Research Note – Prescribed Fire Costs, and Prescribed Burning Costs – Trends and Influences in the National Forest System.