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2015 Prescribed Fire Council Meetings

It’s that time of year again…….the season for annual Prescribed Fire Council meetings!

Organized at the state and local level, Prescribed Fire Councils (PFCs) offer information-sharing and networking opportunities for private landowners, fire practitioners, agencies, non-governmental organizations, policymakers, and regulators. Members promote prescribed burning by increasing public understanding of the regional importance and benefits of prescribed fire, and by encouraging the exchange of information, techniques, and experiences among practitioners of prescribed fire.

Annual meetings usually consist of presentations, reports, updates, and field trips. Continuing education credits are often available for attendees. The annual meetings allow you the opportunity to network with others who are interested in prescribed fire and to share information about training opportunities, liability concerns, habitat management, firing techniques, and many other fire-related topics.

Not a member of a PFC? Join your state’s council today!

Below is the list of annual Prescribed Fire Councils meetings taking place across the South for the remainder of 2015. Consider attending one, or several!

North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council                                                               When: August 11-12, 2015                                                                                                          Where: New London, NC                                                                                                              Click here for more details and to register. 

Alabama Prescribed Fire Council                                                                                When: September 3, 2015                                                                                                         Where: Mountain Brook, AL                                                                                                         Click here for more details and to register.

South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council                                                                          When: September 23-24, 2015                                                                                                Where: Beaufort, SC and Waterboro, SC                                                                                       Click here for more details and to register.

Louisiana Prescribed Fire Council                                                                                    When: September 24, 2015                                                                                                               Where: Alexandria, LA                                                                                                                      Click on the 2015 9th LPFC Fall meeting FLYER for more details and to register.

Central Florida Prescribed Fire Council                                                                              When: September 25, 2015                                                                                                       Where: Osceola Park, Kissimmee, FL                                                                                                  Click here for more details.

Georgia Prescribed Fire Council                                                                                        When: September 29, 2015                                                                                                                  Where: Tifton, GA                                                                                                                                    Click here for more details.

Kentucky Prescribed Fire Council                                                                                     When: October 5-6, 2015 and optional Controlled Burn Workshop on October 7, 2015         Where: Kenlake State Resort Park (with field trip to Land Between the Lakes National                       Recreation Area)                                                                                                                       Click here to download the registration form for the meeting and/or workshop.                     Click here for more details about the KYPFC.

North Florida Prescribed Fire Council                                                                              When: October 20, 2015                                                                                                                      Where: Tallahassee, FL                                                                                                                            Click here for more details.

Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council                                                                                     When: November 12, 2015                                                                                                             Where: Hattiesburg, MS                                                                                                                     Check back here later for more details.

Is information missing for the annual prescribed fire council meeting in your Southern state? Please e-mail Jennifer Evans at

By John Diaz (NCSU graduate student) and Jennifer Evans (NCSU Extension Associate)