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Lessons in creating and maintaining successful prescribed burn associations

Date: January 18, 2017
Presenter(s): John R. Weir

A Southern Fire Exchange webinar with John Weir of Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Prescribed Burn Association. Are you involved in creating, developing, guiding, or supporting a prescribed burn association (PBA)? Are you interested learning how prescribed burn associations work or how they’re successfully sustained? Led by national PBA expert John Weir and supported by other PBA leaders, this webinar discussed a range of common questions faced by PBA organizers and organizations. The webinar started with a short overview of prescribed burn associations, their existing locations, structure and organization. After that introduction, the webinar opened up into an extended question and answer period to address some of the most common issues that come up in PBA development and maintenance: -How big is too big in terms of PBA geographic boundaries? -What are the requirements to be a PBA member? -What is the structure of the steering committee? -How many meetings do you have annually? -How much are PBA dues and what do they include? -How do you prioritize whose land is burned? -How much do you charge for a burn? The Q/A period included valuable input from PBA members in Oklahoma, North Carolina, Texas, Kansas and Illinois.

Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 15919
FRAMES RCS number: 23625
Record updated: May 24, 2018