Developing a Statewide Prescribed Fire | Agricultural Sciences

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Developing a Statewide Prescribed Fire Needs Assessment for Illinois

June 03, 2016

In the Spring of 2012, Dr Charles Ruffner, Professor of Forestry within the College of Agricultural Sciences received an IDNR State Wildlife Grant (WPF #12-L12W) to investigate and report on the Prescribed Fire needs of the state of Illinois using a survey document disseminated to the over 500 prescribed fire practitioners across the state.  The project was finished in spring 2016 with the report submitted to IDNR on April 1st.  The Fire Needs Assessment will now be used by the Illinois Prescribed Fire Council in planning and fostering the growth of the fire programs across the state of Illinois.