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Prescribed Fire

JH20140325_8094.jpgThe Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council (NPFC) was formed by landowners for the purpose of promoting the common good and general welfare of the people in Nebraska by educating, training, and practicing safe prescribed burn techniques that reduce or eliminate invasive species and fuel load build-up in open spaces, providing fire protection and/or prevention from wild or unexpected fires in and near these burned open places.

Annual conference

2015 welcomed the arrival of the 3rd Annual Prescribed Fire Conference and the introduction of the Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council (NPFC). The conference aimed to bring landowners and fire professionals together to facilitate the discussion of challenges and successes associated with prescribed burning. The all-day conference featured 2 excellent presentations from John Weir and Dirac Twidwell in the morning and moved into 5 in-depth breakout session topics during the afternoon. 18 sponsors were recognized for providing assistance to the conference. 3 grand prizes were featured with the introduction of the NPFC Passbook, an interactive activity for conference attendees and conference exhibitors. The 1st annual NPFC meeting was hosted by the newly established NPFC Board of Directors and featured the introduction of the NPFC Bylaws, the initiation of committee planning groups, and availability for conference attendees to sign up for membership in to the NPFC. The evening wrapped up with a delicious banquet dinner and the drawing of the grand prizes.

Nebraska Prescribed Fire Third Annual Conference
“Burning Across Nebraska”
“Landowners Helping Landowners to Prescribe Burn”

The annual conference was held on December 1, 2015 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Kearney, NE.

Conference flyer
Speaker bios
Grand prizes

We’ve compiled and provided links below to the presentations from the 2015 Prescribed Fire Conference:

  • The Benefits of a State Burn Alliance: Experiences from Other States (John Weir) – download
  • Applying the Science of Fire to Confront Challenges Facing Prescribed Burners (Dirac Twidwell) – download
  • The Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council 1st Annual Meeting – download

Become a NPFC member

Interested in becoming a member of the NPFC please fill out the following form.
Membership form

If you interested in helping with the operation and planning of NPFC goals, events, activities, etc. we would appreciate your help on one of the planning committees. Please fill out the following form to be considered.
Committee form

Contact us

For more information about the conference or to find additional resources please contact NPFC Office by email.