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Winter/Spring 2014 Prescribed Burn Season Please be advised that the season for prescribed burning, for state and private lands, has been extended to April 1st in Divisions B & C (Areas south of the Raritan River) and until April 10th in Division A (Areas north of the Raritan River). Private lands prescribed permits are still being issued although time is short. Please apply for permits early in the Fall in order to get full advantage of the prescribed burn season. Please fill out and return the application below to receive a prescribed burn permit.

New Jersey State Forestry Services has had a long standing policy of assisting land owners with prescribed burning. Although this policy is under review landowners who are seeking NJFFS assistance should contact the State Forest Fire Warden at 609-292-2977 to obtain current information on the status of their request.

Thank you for your understanding.

Prescribed burn application for private landowners [PDF 72KB]


Wildfire History of New Jersey

Please note New Jersey's wildfire history by clicking the link above. This is an interactive PDF that allows users to query wildfire start dates, causes, size, and municipality or county demographic data. To query this PDF, please click the link above, right click, and save the PDF to your computer. After opening the saved PDF, the PDF can now be queried by using the "Object Data Tool" under "Tools." It can also be queried by using the "Layers" and "Model Tree" navigational panels on the left of Adobe Reader to investigate the data

The southern pine beetle (SPB), one of the most destructive forest insects in the southeastern United States, quickly devastates pine-dominated forests during high infestations.  Not only is the Southern Pine Beetle one of the most destructive insects, but it also increases wildfire danger to people, property, and the environment.

RSG NJ Action Guide is now available

Southern Pine Beetle in New Jersey

Prescribed Fire Burns

November 23, 2012 13 acres.




Map Key


New Jersey Incident Management Team

National Situation Report

Remember – Only You Can Prevent Wildfire!




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