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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.

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Our Mission

To foster cooperation among all parties in North Carolina with an interest or stake in prescribed fire.

Our Goal

To optimize burning opportunities for the benefit of natural ecosystems and wildlife and to reduce the risk of damage from wildfires.

Council Members

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.

Accomplishing

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.

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)

Laurel Kays

President 2022-2023
Vice President 2021-2022
Advisor 2023-2024

Wesley Sketo

President 2023-2024
Vice President 2022-2023
Advisor 2024-2025

Jenn Fawcett

President 2021-2022
Vice President 2020-2021
Advisor 2022-2023

Monica Rother

Treasurer 2021-2023

Carmella Stirrat

Secretary 2020-2022

Bart Cagle

At-Large Board Member (2020-2022)

Adam Warwick

At-Large Board Member 2021-2023

Jesse Wimberley

At-Large Board Member 2021-2023

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