We have assembled the following resources based on the regular needs of prescribed burners in Michigan. We hope they will be of use to you. Send us an e-mail (info@firecouncil.org) to suggest a helpful resource we may have missed.


National Weather Service Fire Weather

NOAA Fire Weather


Air Quality – Smoke Management

DNRE Real Time Air Quality

EPA National

Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire (file download from NWCG)

Fire Behavior

Standard Fire Behavior Fuel Models – New Fuel Models

Fireline Management

Managing the Unexpected in Prescribed Fire and Fire Use Operation: A Workshop onHigh Reliability Organizations

Fire Effects

Fire Effects Information System

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Flora (8.18 MB)

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Fauna (1.36 MB)

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Air (1.02 MB)

Wildland Fire in Ecosystems: Effects of Fire on Soils and Water (11.63 MB)

Using Fire to Manage Invasive Vegetation: The State of the Art (447 KB)

The Use of Fire as a Tool for Controlling Invasive Plants (2.5MB)

Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES)


Liability, incentives, and prescribed fire for ecosystem management. Ecological Society of America

Liability, regulation and endogenous risk: Incidence and severity of escaped prescribed fires in the United States. Washington State University School of Economic Sciences

Incentives and Timing of Prescribed Fire for Wildfire R