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Illinois Prescribed Fire Council


Prescribed BurnThe Illinois Prescribed Fire Council is a group of individuals, organizations, land mangers and agencies who have an interest in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of prescribed fires in Illinois. Membership is open to anyone. Those interested in natural resources, fire protection, public policy, habitat restoration, wildlife, in addition to private landowners and volunteers may find membership particularly beneficial.

Training and Events

2013 Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Regional Fire Conference Debuque, IA.
Click Here to Watch the Conference Presentations

Illinois Prescribed Fire Council Annual Symposium
February 12, 2014
Registration Deadline: February 7, 2014
Location:
McHenry County College, Luecht Conference Center
8900 US Hwy 14
Crystal Lake, IL
The Luecht Conference Center is located in Building B.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Illinois Prescribed Fire Council is to promote the safe and continued use of prescribed fire on the Illinois landscape

Board of Directors

Brad Woodson - President
McHenry County Conservation District
7210 Keystone Road
Richmond, IL 60071
815-678-4532
il.prescribedfire@gmail.com

Bill Kleiman - Vice President
The Nature Conservancy
8772 S. Lowden Rd.
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
815-456-2340
bkleiman@tnc.org

Leslie Berns - Secretary
Lake County Forest Preserves
32492 N. Almond Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030
847-968-3293
lberns@lcfpd.org

Randy Heidorn - Treasurer
Illinois Nature Preserves Commission
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
217-785-8686
randy.heidorn@illinois.gov

Thomas Richter - Director
University of Illinois - Fire Service Institute
11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
trichter@illinois.edu

Douglas Chien - Director
Friends of the Forest Preserves
1047 Highland Ave
Oak Park, IL 60304
708-763-0953
dskchien@sbcglobal.net

Jeff Martina - Director
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
30239 South State Route 53
Wilmington, IL 60481
815-423-6370
jmartina@fs.fed.us

Dr. Charles Ruffner - Director
Department of Forestry - SIUC
Mail Code 4411
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-453-7469
ruffner@siu.edu

Bob Szafoni - Director
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
1660 W. Polk
Charleston, IL 61920
217-345-2420
robert.szafoni@illinois.gov

Paul Tierney - Director
Beach Park Fire Department
3233 N. Lewis Ave
Beach Park, IL 60087
847-662-2642
ptierney@beachparkfd.org

Jason Timm - Director
Kell Fire Department
600 St. Rt 37
Kell, IL 62853
618-822-6838
jtmm@illinois.edu

Brad Woodson - Director
McHenry County Conservation District
7210 Keystone Rd
Richmond, IL 60071
815-678-4532
BWoodson@mccdistrict.org

Board of Directors

FCB
From left to right (click above for larger image)
Bob Szafoni (IDNR), Doug Chien,
Dr. Stephen Pyne (Arizona State University),
Bill Kleiman (TNC), Randy Heidorn (INPC),
Jim Anderson, Leslie Berns (Lake County FPD),
Brian Brauer (Illinois Fire Service Institute)

Bylaws

Click here to download

Links

Get Certified to Participate in Prescribed Burns

Chicago Wilderness Training
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (S130/190 Training) Illinois Prescribed Burning Act
2009 Illinois Prescribed Burning Act 1565.pdf

The Nature Conservancy's Fire Initiative Page
http://www.nature.org/initiatives/fire/

NOAA Fire Weather for Central Illinois
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ilx/firewx.php

Illinois Smoke Management Plan
http://www.epa.state.il.us/public-notices/2008/general-notices.html#smoke-management-plan

USDA Forest Service Fire Effects Information System
http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/

 
 
 
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