Why Use Prescribed Fire?
The Missouri Prescribed Fire Council is dedicated to promoting and protecting the responsible use of prescribed fire as a natural resource management tool in Missouri.
The Missouri Prescribed Fire Council assembles those concerned about prescribed fire into an established organization to:
The Executive Board is made up of representatives from a variety of groups:
Chair: John Burk, National Wild Turkey Federation
Vice Chair: Rick Case, US Forest Service
Secretary: Elsa Gallagher, Quail Forever, Inc.
Treasurer: Nick Prough, Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Members at Large:
Ben Webster, Missouri Department of Conservation
Matt Arndt, Quality Forest Management, LLC
Daniel Godwin, University of Missouri-Columbia
Knowing the fire weather forecast is a crucial element in conducting a prescribed burn.
Select your region of Missouri for NOAA fire weather forecasts. Some areas overlap slightly, so it's worth checking multiple regions.
Prescribed fire takes skills and careful forethought. Professional contractors can help with fuel reduction, putting in fire breaks, burn planning, or conducting the burn itself.
Missouri Department of Conservation maintains a list of contractors on their website. From there, you can search by region or capability.
Many private land biologists across the state have burn equipment available for your use.
Find the closest one to you on the map below and contact them!
Map not working? Download the spreadsheet of equipment locations.
The Missouri Prescribed Fire Council relies on member contributions to provide a unifying voice for fire practitioners in Missouri.
Want to show off your support for safe, appropriate fire and support the Council? Consider purchasing some of our promotional goods, including bumper stickers and coffee mugs.