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.


2015 MPFC Annual Meeting 

Camp Grayling Joint Maneuver Training Center – Grayling, MI

September 10th & 11th

Registration deadline: September 5 

Click here to register!

STUDENTS 50% Discount: EMAIL for discount code. Must use student email for confirmation. 

Here’s what to look forward to: 

Thursday, September 10
Speaker Presentations

  • Red Pine and Fire Restoration
  • Oak Savanna Restoration
  • Facilitated Learning Analysis – Organizational Learning as the Response to Unexpected Outcomes.
  • Lessons Learned Panel- Rx Fire Incident Lessons Shared from Agencies and Non-Governmental Organizations

Friday, September 12
Staff Ride to the Mack Lake Fire 

The Mack Lake Fire occurred on May 5th, 1980 on the Mio Ranger District, Huron-Manistee National Forests, in northern Lower Michigan. The Crane Lake prescribed burn, in jack pine slash, escaped control lines, jumped State Highway M-33 to the east, and became the Mack Lake wildfire. It resulted in one firefighter fatality, one civilian burn injury, and destroyed 44 homes and buildings. This guided staff ride will visit key locations of the Mack Lake Fire to discuss the social and environmental complexities of this fire. Link to Staff Ride Description

Download Full Agenda Here



Burning Issues Symposium II

Report to be released soon.

Other updates

We’ve run into some size issues attempting to upload the presentations from the MPFC Annual Meeting. We will discuss this issue at the next steering committee meeting and make some choices about where to stash those for your access. In the meantime, if you’d like any of the materials, feel free to contact Michele Richards at to ask after anything specific.

Steering Committee Meetings

Please make a note of these meeting dates:

11 March 2015 - Roscommon DNR Office

10 June 2015 - Ann Arbor

12 August 2015 - St. Ignace

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

Training Announcements

More opportunities to come…

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.