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.


JOINT EVENT: 2017 Burning Issues 3 Symposium & MPFC Annual Meeting

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


Other Updates

Field Trip

Ecosystems Responding to Fire Research and Restoration in an Oak Savanna-Fen Mosaic
The MacCready Reserve in southern Michigan’s interlobate moraine hosts an ongoing oak savanna restoration experiment comparing unmanaged, burning, and thinning + burning treatments. We’ll explore results of the restoration experiment with researchers, including vegetation and pollinator interactions. A stop will include the adjacent fen restoration initiated by The Nature Conservancy.
Tuesday, August 16
9:30 am—3 pm

Click Here for Event Flyer

There is no cost for this event, but space is limited.
Register online:


Steering Committee Meetings

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


09 December - MUCC Building, Lansing


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
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


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.