About Us

Who are we?

The Indiana Prescribed Fire Council is a collection of prescribed fire practitioners from across Indiana. We have members from various state and federal agencies, universities, conservation organizations, land trusts, private companies and consultants, and private landowners.

Our Mission

The mission of the Indiana Prescribed Fire Council is to promote the safe use of prescribed fire in the management of Indiana’s diverse ecological systems.

IN Prescribed Fire Council Bylaws (May 2018)

Our Purpose

Information Exchange/Share Experiences: The Council will gather for an annual meeting serving as the primary vector in developing synergy within the prescribed fire community of Indiana. This gathering will coincide with an annual business meeting of the INPFC open to all members of the Council.

Promote Safety and Training in Prescribed Fire Use: The Council can provide the guidance for training development, including the development of training material.

Promote public education and understanding of fire’s role in ecosystem management and hazardous fuels reduction: Develop information material targeting the public on the role of prescribed fire as an ecological process to restore and manage healthy and balanced ecosystems.

Identify and facilitate prescribed fire research: The Council can facilitate the identification of current and future research needs to help better understand fire effects on Indiana ecosystems. It can also serve as a partner in the identification and awarding of research funds.

Serve as a recognized group of experts, scientists, practitioners in prescribed fire to provide technical and/or scientific expertise that informs decisions, guidelines and policy related to prescribed fire.

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