• COORDINATE AND EXCHANGE INFORMATION RELATED TO CONTROLLED BURNING

    COORDINATE AND EXCHANGE INFORMATION
    RELATED TO CONTROLLED BURNING

    Our Mission is to promote understanding and enhance
    collaboration for the use of ecologically based prescribed fire
    in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • PROMOTE THE SAFE AND BENEFICIAL USE  OF CONTROLLED BURNING

    PROMOTE THE SAFE AND BENEFICIAL
    USE OF CONTROLLED BURNING

    The Kentucky Prescribed Fire Council consists of state and
    federal agencies, conservation organizations, universities,
    contractors, and private individuals.

2022 Annual Meeting - Virtual

The Kentucky Prescribed Fire Council's 2022 Annual Meeting will take place virtually on May 17th, 2022 (View the agenda here).
 
Registration is required and includes a year membership to KPFC. If you have already paid your dues in 2022, you will still need to register.
 
Two KPFC board positions are up for re-appointment. If you wish to nominate yourself or another member please send an email to josh.lillpop@ky.gov by May 15th.

Kentucky Voluntary Smoke Management Plan

In March of 2022 the KPFC board voted to adopt the Kentucky Voluntary Smoke Management plan as BMPs for fire practitioners in Kentucky.  All fire managers in Kentucky are strongly encouraged to review and utilize this document in their fire operations to minimize impacts from smoke to fire personnel and the public.  In addition to the  required notifications to Kentucky Division of Forestry all certified burn boss are asked to notify the Air Quality Branch Office, for the region they are working in, of your intended fire operations.  A list of these offices can be found at https://eec.ky.gov/Environmental-Protection/Pages/regional-offices.aspx.


 

what we do

ecologically based prescribed fire


The Kentucky Prescribed Fire Council consists of state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, universities, contractors, and private individuals who promote the safe and beneficial use of controlled burning as a land management tool. Memberships are open to anyone interested in using fire to manage land in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • Protect and advance the used of controlled burning to managed our lands
  • Coordinate and exchange information related to controlled burning
  • Promote the safe use of controlled burning through training
  • Promote public awareness on benefits of controlled burning
  • Advance cooperation among all parties in Kentucky directly or indirectly involved with the use of controlled burning
  • Share information obtained through research and monitoring

Join Us!

professional and knowledgable members


We encourage agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals to join the Kentucky Prescribed Fire Council. Applications for membership are available at our annual conference or by contacting us at kyfirecouncil@gmail.com.

Apply today
 

This article discusses an ongoing NFWF grant awarded to Berea College and the College of the South.

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