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.

Weather

National Weather Service Fire Weather

NOAA Fire Weather

RAWS

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

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