Patch Burn Grazing- Call for Presentations

April 21, 2022
For 2022, the Patch Burn Grazing Meeting will be part of the 2022 Fire Summit (August 23-25) in North Platte, NE as was planned for the postponed meeting in 2021. PBG presentations will be a breakout session on Wednesday, August 24 in the afternoon.  At the moment the meeting is planned for in-person only.
We are needing presenters for the session.  Please consider if you have research or management information you’d be willing to share with the group at this meeting.  Presentations will be 15 minutes long with 5 minutes for questions at the end (total 20 minutes).

 Details regarding the conference can be found here

If you are interested in presenting please email the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, Outreach Coordinator May 30, 2022

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Poster Session-Great Plains Fire Summit

April 19, 2022

The Great Plains Fire Summit will host a poster session on August 24, 2022. Submission form can be found here.

Chair for the poster session is Dr.McGranahan

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Photo Contest- Great Plains Fire Summit

April 18, 2022

Please review the PDF for submission guidelines, categories, judging criteria and more. 

Deadline is August 1, 2022.

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Art Contest- Great Plains Fire Summit

April 18, 2022

Details for the art contest as well as submission form is in the attached PDF.

If you want to submit an art piece but are unable to attend the Fire Summit please email 

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Lead Fire Effects Monitor

April 14, 2022
National Park Service
Grand Canyon National Park
Vacancy 22-45659-IMRFIRE-DHA
$40,262 – $58,158 per year
Closes April 18, 2022
For more information (specific questions), contact Matthew Engbring (, 928.607.3766)
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2015-09 First Approximation of Prescribed Fire Risks

February 24, 2022

Land managers and the public often have the perception that, although prescribed fire assists in management of fire-dependent landscapes, it presents greater risks than the use of other land management tools, such as mechanical removal. 

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10 Year Anniversary Coloring Sheet

July 15, 2021

Celebrate Great Plains Fire Science Exchange’s 10 Year Anniversary! 

We’ve created a unique way to visualize the area we serve, utilizing a coloring page for all ages.  This project was specifically designed for GPSFSE highlighting state symbols which have a connection to prescribed burning. 

3 Age division

        Ages 0-12

         Ages 13-18

         Ages 19 and older

Please submit by either scanning and emailing to or by mailing the completed sheet to 

GPFSE, 1612 Claflin, 10K Umberger Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506

Submissions due: Dec 1, 2021

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Great Plains Science Communicator Award

July 12, 2021

Do you know someone who is excellent at communicating information about wildland fire (prescribed fire and wildfire) in the Great Plains? Is there a team that works well together to keep people informed and trained? The Great Plains Fire Science Exchange is awarding a biannual Science Communicator Award for the first time this year. Consider nominating someone whose communication skills you rate highly for this award (self-nominations are also welcomed). Details about the award can be found with the below attachment. 

Applications due: August 1, 2021

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Wyoming Partners Adopt a Statewide Prescribed Fire Council

January 1, 2019

Click here to read the news release about Wyoming Partners Adopt a Statewide Prescribed Fire Council.

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Has Fire Science Exchange funding made a difference?

October 24, 2017

The Fire Science Exchanges, including the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, are being asked to provide evidence of their impact, and/or the impact of Joint Fire Science Program-funded science through “success stories.”

Funding for the JFSP, the organization that provides the grants under which the Fire Science Exchanges operate, has been cut by over half in the proposed new budget. 

While there seems to be a general consensus that the Fire Science Exchanges are doing good and important work, it is useful to have written examples when approaching government agencies for funding. 


Please take a few minutes to relate how Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, the Joint Fire Science Exchange, or any other Fire Science Exchange has made a difference. 

Your participation would be greatly appreciated. 

Please e-mail your story to Hannah Johlman
as soon as possible at

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