Membership in the Michigan Prescribed Fire Council is open to any individual, organization, or agency interested in utilizing or promoting prescribed fire as a management tool in Michigan. Members are encouraged to attend annual workshops and other training opportunities organized by the Steering Committee. Members are also invited to participate in the Education/Outreach Committee, Legal/Legislative Committee, or the Training/Certification Committee. Besides individual members, the Fire Council is a coalition of private sector and governmental agencies including representatives from the following:

  • US Department of Agriculture – Forest Service

  • US Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service

  • US Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment – Divisions of Wildlife, Fire Management and Parks and Recreation

  • Michigan Association of Conservation Districts

  • Michigan United Conservation Clubs

  • Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

  • Michigan Department of Transportation, Environmental Section

  • Michigan Sharp-tailed Grouse Association

  • Michigan State Firemen’s Association

  • Michigan State University

  • Michigan United Conservation Clubs

  • Kalamazoo Nature Center

  • The Nature Conservancy

  • Tribal Governments

  • Michigan State University Extension

  • Grand Valley State University

  • City of Ann Arbor

  • Lake States Fire Consortium

  • Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium


Member of the Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils, Inc.

The Coalition’s core mission is to promote the appropriate use of prescribed fire for enhancing public safety, managing resources, and sustaining environment quality. In addition, the Coalition encourages and facilitates the organization of prescribed fire councils in states that lack active councils. Partnering the existing twenty-six councils’ efforts, which represent twelve million acres of annual prescribed fire use, has created a forum to voice and address issues of national concern. The Coalition’s work facilitates communication among interested parties in the field of prescribed fire, provides a focal point for sharing ideas and information, and creates opportunities for prescribed fire collaboration.

Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils website - 2015 National Prescribed Fire Survey