North Carolina 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.

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)

Margit Bucher (Vice President 2016-2017; President 2017-2018; Board 2018-2019)

Michael Cheek (Vice President 2015-2016; President 2016-2017; Board 2017-2018)

Jimmy Dodson (2016-2018)

Lisa Jennings (Secretary 2015-2017)

Andrew Mynatt (2015-2017)

Christa Rogers (Vice President 2014-2015; President 2015-2016; Board 2016-2017)

Pete Steponkus (2016-2018)

Don Watson (2015-2017)

Bruce White (Treasurer 2016-2017)

Jesse Wimberley (2016-2018)