Formed in 2003, the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council (PFC) is comprised of individuals representing public agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private landowners who use prescribed fire to manage their lands. Members of the Council see the need to promote prescribed burning by informing our citizens about the important role fire plays in the stewardship of our natural resources, and by fostering professionalism among practitioners of prescribed burning. The PFC coordinates with various organizations, but functions autonomously.
The 2015 SC Prescribed Fire Council Meeting will be held on September 23-24, 2015 in Walterboro, SC.
This is a 1.5 day workshop. The first day will be an early afternoon joint field tour hosted by the SCPFC and the SoloACE Longleaf Partnership at Clarendon Farms Plantation, Beaufort, SC. This will be a field tour with Jason Hewett, Plantation Manager, discussing the management objectives, prescribed fire use and marketing of longleaf pine. Folk Land Management will have a drone demonstration.
The first day will conclude with a social at the Colleton Museum and Farmers Market in Walterboro, SC.
The second day will be held at the Colleton Center in Walterboro, SC starting around 9:00 am. This will be a classroom format and lunch will be served. Topics to include: Effects of Fire on Wildlife, Air Quality, Ozone Standards, Weather and Spot Forecast, Prescribed Burning Teams and other general updates.
Full agenda will be posted on the website soon.
Individuals can register for Day 1 ($25 limited space), Day 2 ($40) or Both Days ($65).
Thanks to our sponsors, we are able to offer a reduced rate for landowners to attend. For reduced rate or questions please contact Derrick Phinney, firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-563-0135 x 3
SC Prescribed Fire Council Annual Meeting
To download or view the presentations,
Certified Prescribed Fire Manager classes:
Visit the SCFC website http://trees.sc.gov/cpfm.htm or contact Leslie Woodham, SCFC Training Director at (803) 896-8809 for registration information