OPFC is planning a prescribed fire workshop to help land managers and landowners learn more about prescribed burning techniques and prepare for the certified prescribed fire manager course. It will likely be in June or August, so watch our website for more details soon!
ODNR Division of Forestry GRANT OPPORTUNITY 2019 Prescribed Fire STEP Grants for Ohio Land Managers 50/50 matching grants $3,000 maximum reimbursement per grant
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December 15, 2019 Grants were awarded by January 15, 2020
STEP grants were awarded for 21 projects in 2020 for more than $46,000.
WHAT YOU CAN GET WITH THESE FUNDS: Supplies – foam, weather kits, hose, parts, nozzles, fusees, etc. Tools – handtools, powertools, slip-ins, implements, torches, etc. Education – kiosks, displays, brochures, art / design, etc. Personal Protective Equipment – NFPA 1977, shelters, etc. No single items exceeding $4,999 are permitted.
Planning has begun for the 2020 Annual Meeting to be held this fall
2019 OPFC ANNUAL MEETING Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, 9am-3pm Ohio Fire Academy in Reynoldsburg More than 90 people attended this meeting. We had a full day with speakers presenting on: Effects of prescribed burning on grassland birds, box turtles, & bats, updates on OPFC, burning regulations, grant opportunities, and wildfire response in urban parks. View the agenda HERE.
OPFC BANDANA AVAILABLE NOW Donation of $7 requested
The $7.00 donation per bandana includes shipping & handling. The bandana measures 20.5 in x 20.5 in.
Makes a great gift! Can be used on prescribed burns!
CONTACT US if you would like to order one or more bandanas.