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.

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
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.