about the nc prescribed fire council
The mission of the North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council is to foster cooperation among all parties in North Carolina with an interest or stake in prescribed fire. Our goal is to optimize burning opportunities for the benefit of natural ecosystems and wildlife and to reduce the risk of damage from wildfires. This will be accomplished by encouraging the exchange of information, techniques and experiences among practitioners of prescribed fire in North Carolina. We also need to promote public understanding of the regional importance and benefits of prescribed fire. The Council is affiliated with the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils.
Council members shall be representatives of any agency, organization, corporation, institution or private ownership with an interest in prescribed fire and goals consistent with the council's mission.
North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council Leadership
The leadership for the North Carolina Prescribed Fire Council is selected each year at its Annual Meeting. Officers and Board members are listed below with their e-mail addresses and affiliations. Please contact any of the Council leadership if you would like more information on the Council or prescribed burning.
NC Prescribed Fire Council Board - (terms change in August of the year indicated)
Allen Olmstead (2011-2013)
Jon Blanchard (2012-2014)
Ken Bridle (Vice President 2011-2012; President 2012-2013; Board 2013-2014)
Jim Gray (Treasurer 2012-2014)
Kevin Harvell (Vice President 2010-2011; President 2011-2012; Board 2012-2013)
Ryan Jacobs (2012-2014)
Michael Cheek (2011-2013)
Susan Miller (Secretary 2011-2013)
Scott Pohlman (Vice President 2012-2013; President 2013-2014; Board 2013-2014)
Deborah Walker (2012-2014)