Table 1. Ecological and nonecological burn priority criteria named by focus group participants and used in the online surveys, as well as criteria that were added by survey respondents.


Ecological:
Overall ecosystem health of a site
Whether a site contains threatened or endangered species
Whether a site is habitat for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (Picoides borealis)
Whether a site experienced frequent fire during presettlement
Presence of undesired exotic plants at a site
Nonecological:
Time since the last burn on a site
Presence of firebreaks at a site
Location of the wildland-urban interface (WUI) on or near a site
Whether a site is being managed for timber
Proximity of a site to other burned sites
Added by respondents:
Soil type (1)
Potential for pine straw production (1)

Number in parentheses indicates the number of respondents who named the criterion.