« 2017 Wisconsin Winter Fire Workshop »

News: Registration is open! Thanks to the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council for handling registration.

Please register and pay online via the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Councial at prescribedfire.org/Events.aspx. 



When: January 31, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; registration begins at 9:00 AM.

Where: The 2017 Wisconsin Winter Workshop is centrally-located. We will meet at the UW-Stevens Point Dreyfus University Center.


The goal of the Winter Fire Workshop is to support interaction among all parts of the prescribed fire and wildfire community across the State of Wisconsin and highlight factors that are common across regions and ownerships. Speakers addressing land management at the workshop span the breadth of fire from wildfire response and prescribed fire on public lands to land management contractors burning for private landowners. We’ll hear from researchers answering management questions in northern and southern ecosystems, as well as from student leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Fire Crew and Fox Valley Technical College.

Keynote speaker John Weir will share his extensive work in prescribed fire in the Great Plains, where he has assisted with the formation of over 30 prescribed burn associations among many other accomplishments. He is a research associate at  Oklahoma State University and serves on the board of the National Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils.


After the workshop, please join us for the mixer from 4-5 pm. We end the day with an opportunity to share your fire experience with college students from across the state, connect with colleagues, and discuss future events with leaders of the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council, Joint Fire Science Program fire science exchanges, and UW-Stevens Point, UW-Platteville, and Fox Valley Technical College.



Thanks to the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council for handling registration for this event.

Registration includes conference materials, morning refreshments, an afternoon break, and a mixer to wrap the day. Lunch is not included but many affordable options are available in the Dreyfus University Center.

Regular registration rate: $40

Student registration rate: $10

Register and pay online at http://prescribedfire.org/Events.aspx. Online registration closes January 23 at 5:00 PM Central.

Refund and cancellation policy: Contact Michele Jasik at the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council to cancel or transfer registration. Cancellations made before January 23 at 5:00 PM Central are fully refundable. After January 23, registration can be transferred to another individual but no refunds can be made.

In the event that severe winter weather limits travel, registrations will not be refunded.

Planning Team

Dr. Ron Masters, Professor of Wildland Fire Science, UW-Stevens Point

Dr. Yari Johnson, Assistant Professor and the Director of Reclamation, Environment and Conservation in the School of Agriculture at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Clayton M. Frazer,  Senior Ecologist, Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc./Pheasants Forever

Nathan Fayram, Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council / Wisconsin DNR Field Ecologist

Jack McGowan-Stinski, Program Manager, Lake States Fire Science Consortium

Craig Maier, Coordinator, Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium

Michele Jasik, Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council

For any questions please email TPOS Coordinator Craig Maier or call 608-844-1075.