So maybe you're not a Prescribed Fire Professional, but you ARE a landowner interested in using fire as a management tool on your property. Is this something you can do yourself, or should you hire a contractor to do it? If you want to attempt it yourself, you should have a burn plan put together to take to your local Fire Department when you seek a burn permit from them. But how do you write a burn plan? What goes into it? What are the things you should think about BEFORE you light a match, and before you go to the Fire Department, and even before you decide whether or not to attempt this on your own. In this webcast, we'll provide you with a checklist of basic information that should go into a burn plan, and offer suggestions on where you could go if you wanted to get additional firsthand experience with prescribed fire.
Join Robert Ziel, Lake States Fire Science Consortium; Dave Borneman, City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation; and Lisa Brush, of The Stewardship Network, to learn more about this important topic in the next Stewardship Network webcast!
Robert Ziel - Robert is Program Coordinator for the Lake States Fire Science Consortium. In 1975 he graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. Robert has a 35-year career in wildland management, primarily with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. He has technical expertise in Fire Weather and Fire Behavior. Robert is qualified nationally as a burn boss and fire behavior analyst, having worked on fires in 21 states over 20 years.
Dave Borneman - Dave has been the Prescribed Burn Manager for the City of Ann Arbor's Natural Area Preservation Program since 1993. For the past dozen years, he has also done hundreds of burns throughout the Midwest as a Private Contractor, working with dozens of different Fire Departments.
Lisa Brush - Executive Director, The Stewardship Network. Lisa has worked in the environmental field in Michigan for the last fifteen years. She is currently the Executive Director of the Stewardship Network and has been involved with the Network since its inception more than 10 years ago. She has a wealth of experience helping non-scientific people understand scientific issues. For over nine years, as she has built and coordinated the Stewardship Network, she has emphasized effective and meaningful stakeholder involvement in developing and implementing all aspects of this program. She has a M.S. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and a B.A. (Science in Society) from Wesleyan University.