The Pennsylvania Prescribed Fire Council (established 2008) exists to meet the following objectives:

  • Provide a framework for communications in relation to prescribed fire objectives, techniques and issues
  • Review prescribed fire practices, regulations and policy, advising at the national, state and local level, as they relate to prescribed fire in Pennsylvania
  • Disseminate technical information on planning, execution and evaluation of prescribed fire
  • Promote the development and utilization of prescribed fire practices commensurate with desirable environmental resource management

  • Promote public understanding of the benefits of prescribed fire

  • Coordinate with federal and state air quality regulators to limit the negative effects of smoke from prescribed fire

  • Promote safety, training, and research in the art and science of prescribed fire