The Mission of the Michigan Prescribed Fire Council is to protect, conserve, and expand the safe use of prescribed fire on the Michigan landscape.

The Michigan Prescribed Fire Council was formed to bring together practitioners, guides, and students of prescribed fire to provide a network through which information could be disseminated, partnerships could form and the use of prescribed fire would be protected. This site holds much information, and questions are always welcomed if you can’t find what you need here.

 


Burning Issues 3 Symposium: How Do We Integrate Multiple Objectives in Land Management and Restoration?

Fort Custer Training Center: Augusta, MI

February 2 – 3, 2016

Thanks to all participants for this years event! We had a great turn out and look forward to publishing the proceedings soon. Any additional comments or questions about BI3 can be sent to info@firecouncil.org

 


Other Updates

Upcoming Webinars with the Lake States Fire Science Consortium

NFDRS 2016: Changes to Fuel Moisture Estimation for Fire Danger and Fire Behavior Assessments in Alaska and the Lake States. 
Presenter: Robert Ziel
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 2 PM Eastern / 1 PM Central

LANDFIRE – BpS Review in the Lake States region: What it is. How it works. Why it matters. 
Presenter: Randy Swaty – The Nature Conservancy LANDFIRE Team
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 1 PM Eastern / 12 PM Central


Steering Committee Meetings

All meetings 10AM – 1PM with the Annual Meeting being the exception.

2015

09 December - MUCC Building, Lansing

2016

10 FebruaryHuron-Manistee National Forests Outpost
1755 S. Mitchell, St. Cadillac, MI
13 April - St. Ignace – Sault Ste Marie Ranger District
W 1900 US 2, St. Ignace, MI
8 JuneRalph A. MacMullan Conference Center
104 Conservation Dr., Roscommon, MI
10 August - NRCS Office
3001 Coolidge Rd #250, East Lansing, MI
8-9 SeptemberMPFC ANNUAL MEETING
Location TBD
12 OctoberSt. Ignace – Sault Ste Marie Ranger District
W 1900 US 2, St. Ignace, MI
14 December - Michigan United Conservation Clubs
2101 Wood St., Lansing, MI

These locations offer conference call capability. We will provide the call-in information prior to each meeting.


Training Announcements

Workshops

Smoke TOOLS Workshop
When: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Where: Little Bear East Arena, North Conference Room, 275 Marquette Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781

Concerned about smoke but afraid that trying to address it will take too much time and resources?  Come to this one-day workshop and learn how to do it yourself with new, easy-to-use, online tools.  Bring example burns from your home unit and a laptop and work on these burns during the class.


Other News

Stay up to date with the Lake States Fire Science Consortium by visiting their website and signing up for their newsletters. Also visit the Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Consortium site for their information and newsletter sign-up.