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February 2021

Virtual PODs Collaborative Fire Planning Workshop

February 24 @ 9:00 am - March 25 @ 12:30 pm

Save the date for this workshop hosted by Wildfire Risk Management Science team for fuels planners, FMOs, line officers, management planners, community collaboratives, scientists, state and local fire and fuel managers and consultants. Information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/rmrs/groups/wildfire-risk-management-science-team/workshop2021

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March 2021

Prescribed Fire Training Exchange

March 21 @ 8:00 am - April 3 @ 5:00 pm

Objectives: Conduct a series of burns in central Nebraska, provide experiential learning opportunities to participants, opportunities to work in trainee & qualified positions, learn about local fire ecology and fire management from scientists and managers. By conducting a series of controlled burns on private property, participants will practice technical firefighting skills like ignitions, holding, briefings, monitoring, engine operations and more. For more information, see attached flyer.

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May 2021

Fighting fire with fire: Rx toolbox to combat identified social barriers

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

To ensure fire management reform is broadly adopted on private land in the western states, the attitudes of stakeholders towards the use of prescribed fire as a wildfire reduction tool need to be clearly understood. For more information and to register, click here

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August 2021

The Prairie Project: Coupling fire and grazing

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We contend here that the widespread adoption of pyric herbivory (the synergistic application of fire and grazing) and mixed-species grazing (cattle and goats) would not only make grasslands and savannas more resilient to environmental change but also enhance the profitability of livestock production systems. For more information and to register, click here

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2021 Nebraska Grazing Conference

August 9 @ 8:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm
younes conference center, 416 W Talmadge Road,
Kearney, Nebraska
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Will include tour. Check https://grassland.unl.edu/nebraska-grazing-conference later for more information.

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Adult Range Schools- Midgrass

August 10 @ 8:00 am - August 12 @ 5:00 pm
Ringneck Ranch, 655 Solomon Lane
Tipton, KS
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Topics Plant identification and grassland ecology Kansas Rangelands: Being Prepared, using adaptive management to be ready for whatever comes your way! Interactive Ecology...Know your plants Reclaim the Range: Tools and Strategies The Range Roadmaps: Getting Directions Landscape Art and Economics Planning the Future-Understanding the Past Rangelands Resources: Can you see harmony? Management Decisions: Beyond Educated Guesses Planning with Purpose: Putting it all Together Range Developments: Location, Location, Location! Managing rangelands for wildlife Managing rangelands for livestock types Forage and animal…

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Adult Range Schools: Tallgrass

August 24 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
Camp Wood YMCA, 1101 Camp Wood Road
Elmdale, KS
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Topics Plant identification and grassland ecology Kansas Rangelands: Being Prepared, using adaptive management to be ready for whatever comes your way! Interactive Ecology...Know your plants Reclaim the Range: Tools and Strategies The Range Roadmaps: Getting Directions Landscape Art and Economics Planning the Future-Understanding the Past Rangelands Resources: Can you see harmony? Management Decisions: Beyond Educated Guesses Planning with Purpose: Putting it all Together Range Developments: Location, Location, Location! Managing rangelands for wildlife Managing rangelands for livestock types Forage and animal…

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September 2021

3rd Great Plains Fire Summit

September 21 - September 23
Sandhills Convention Center, 2102 S Jeffers St
North Platte, NE United States
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The Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council and its partners are pleased to announce the joint 3rd biennial Great Plains Fire Summit,  8th annual Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference, and Patch Burn Grazing Working Group meeting on September 21 -23rd , 2021 in North Platte,  Nebraska. We are expecting a crowd of between 350-400 people from across the Great Plains and beyond for 3 days of fire science, best practices, roundtables, tours, networking, and more. Check out nefirecouncil.org for future information or send an email…

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