The mission of the Idaho Prescribed Fire Council is to serve as a forum to advance the safe and effective use of prescribed fire across Idaho.
In December the By-laws of the Idaho Prescribed Fire Council were approved and the executive committee was formed.
In April the advisory board was approved.
In May we are planning on having a “Grand opening” meeting with all council members.
What is Prescribed Fire?
The controlled application of fire to wildland fuels in either their natural or modified state under such conditions of weather, fuel moisture, soil moisture, etc., as will allow the fire to be confined to a predetermined area and at the same time produce the intensity of heat and rate of spread required to accomplish planned objectives. (As defined by the State of Idaho.)
What is a Prescribed Fire Council?
Mission of the National Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils:
To promote the appropriate use of prescribed fire for enhancing public safety, managing resources, and sustaining the environment.
What can a Prescribed Fire Council do for Idaho?
Promote the safe and effective use of prescribed fire for healthy forests and rangelands, wildlife, and fire resilient communities across Idaho.
Connect prescribed fire practitioners so they can share knowledge and resources.
Inform Idaho residents about prescribed fire use and benefits.
Increase support and capacity for using fire as a management tool.