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March 2020

Niobrara Valley Preserve TREX

March 21 @ 8:00 am - April 3 @ 5:00 pm
Johnstown, Nebraska

The training is organized as an incident, using the Incident Command System managed by Nebraska Interagency TYPE 3 Teams. Participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a burn team and will assist with preparing, scouting, briefing, igniting, holding, mop-up, and patrol on numerous prescribed fires in the area. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with various equipment, practice fireline leadership skills, and learn about local fire ecology and management. There will be field trips…

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TREX- Loup

March 22 @ 8:00 am - April 4 @ 5:00 pm
Loup River Valley, Nebraska

Organized as an incident, and using the Incident Command System, participants will serve in qualified and trainee firefighting positions on a prescribed fire team. Participants will assist with preparation, scouting, igniting, holding, mop-up and patrol on numerous prescribed fires in the region. We will also complete pre- and post-fire monitoring, train with equipment and practice fireline leadership skills. See attached flyer for more information. 

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April 2020

Advanced Prescribed Fire Workshop- Imperial, Hayes Center, Stockville

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Southwest Nebraska Learn and Burn

Southwest Nebraska Learn and Burn — Join us in a new event this year focused on getting fire on the ground. This event will take place in several locations in SW Nebraska in the span of a week in April. Sign up at our website and when weather is within prescription we will send emails/texts out regarding timing and location of the burns. There will hopefully be multiple burns and you can pick and choose to attend one or all…

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Advanced Prescribed Fire Workshop-NE

April 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Growing Season Burn Workshops — Join us in the summer of 2020 as we begin our 4th year of live growing season burn workshops. Check out our website and Facebook page in July for more information. You can also send an email to Brian Teeter at bteeter@pheasantsforever.org to subscribe to the Nebraska Prescribed Fire email list for the latest information on trainings, conferences, and news. See attached flyer for more details.  Date: TBD

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3rd International Smoke Symposium

April 20 - April 24
Raleigh, NC & UC Davis CA

More details posted here. 

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Woodland and Tallgrass Prairie Restoration Case Studies

April 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Mike Leahy will be the presenter on this webinar from the Natural Areas Association. For more information and to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BbcuMGbERIC_Y25DAJaWVA

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POSTPONED-Shortgrass Prescribed Burning Workshop

April 30 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mosquero Municipal Schools

POSTPONED- We have not set a date for this event in the future, once a date is selected we will update our website, EventBrite, and social media.   Are you curious about using prescribed burning in semi-arid rangelands but not sure if it's safe, effective, and needed? Join us in learning about prescribed burning in the shortgrass prairie. There will be a day-long indoor training on April 30 in the Multipurpose Room of the Mosquero Municiple School, as well as…

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May 2020

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

NFPA  has created Prep Day to raise awareness of wildfire risk, to share information and knowledge, and to help residents make changes to improve the survival of their homes and neighborhoods.  The actions you take on Prep Day can make a difference in the survival of your home and neighborhood if a wildfire occurs. Participating in this annual event can also create a sense of community by working together.

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Webinar-LANDFIRE Remap in the North Central United States

May 27 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Randy Swaty, Ecologist, & Jim Smith, LF Program Lead TNC-LANDFIRE rswaty@tnc.org;  jim_smith@tnc.org   This webinar, presented by TNC-LANDFIRE’s Randy Swaty, ecologist, and Jim Smith, LF program lead, will inform participants about the new LANDFIRE Remap products, what has changed from previous product offerings, and what remains the same or has been updated. We will offer application examples taken from the North Central GeoArea, and will save time to answer questions and listen to comments at the webinar’s conclusion. The presentation is…

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September 2020

3rd Great Plains Fire Summit

September 22 - September 24
Sandhills Convention Center, 2102 S Jeffers St
North Platte, NE United States
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The Nebraska Prescribed Fire Council and its partners are pleased to announce the joint 3rd biennial Great Plains Fire Summit and 8th annual Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference on September 22nd -24th, 2020 in North Platte Nebraska. We are expecting a crowd of between 350-400 people from across the Great Plains and beyond for 3 days of fire science, best practices, roundtables, tours, networking, and more.   Check out nefirecouncil.org for future information or send an email to nefirecouncil@gmail.com to be added to conference email list.

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