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.


Council News

Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference – 27-29 May 2015 | Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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The goal of the Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference is to improve land stewardship through transfer of knowledge and technology of fire as a management tool. The conference brings together noted experts in research and management to present stateof-the-art information, perspectives, and syntheses on key issues and provides learning and networking opportunities to over 300 participants. This conference will emphasize topics relevant to management of oak and oak-pine forests and woodlands and should be of interest to managers, scientists, landowners, consultants, and students. For more information please visit


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.