An article from the Herald Leader discussing the benefits of prescribed fire in Kentucky's Forest Ecosystems.
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
The Kentucky Prescribed Fire Council consists of state and
federal agencies, conservation organizations, universities,
contractors, and private individuals.
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.
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.