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Illinois Prescribed Fire Council

Prescribed Burn The 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.

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

Illinois Fire Needs Assessment

 Presentation on the IL Fire Needs Assessment.
Agencies are welcome to use or edit this presentation for educational purposes.

Board of Directors

Leslie Berns - Secretary
Lake County Forest Preserves

Douglas Chien - Director
Friends of Cook County

Scott Crist - Director
US Forest Service

Tom Flader - Director
Newport Township Fire Department

Randy Heidorn - Treasurer

Bill Kleiman - Director
The Nature Conservancy

Tom Richter - Director
Wildland/Prescribe U of I - Fire Service Institute
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Littiken Rob - Vice President
The Nature Conservancy

Dr. Charles Ruffner - President
Dept. of Forestry - SIUC

Jody Shimp - Director

Bob Szafoni - Director

Jason Timm - Director
Kell Fire Department

Brad Woodson - Director
McHenry County Conservation District

Board Member Bios


Get Certified to Participate in Prescribed Burns


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