Friday, January 18, 2019
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Education and Outreach

The Education and Outreach Committee is dedicated to providing resources and materials for furthering public understanding and acceptance of prescribed burning in Wisconsin.

The following materials have been produced to help prescribed burners communicate with and educate the public in Wisconsin. Please respect that permission is required for commercial use.

Press Release

The committee drafted a biannual press release for the Spring and Fall burn seasons. Local and state media outlets will be issued an official press release prior to each burn season, with particular attention paid to the WSJ and Madison area news outlets. The final draft will be available soon, be sure to look for us in the news!

Henry Vilas Zoo Signage

We have a new sign at the Henry Vilas Zoo!

Online Remodel

Welcome to our new and improved website! Now one is able to access our website from their mobile devices. We are also in the process of remodeling our listserve, and creating a new Facebook page. No major over hauls will be done, mainly just updating content and refreshing links. If you have any suggestions, additions, or IT ability please contact us with your ideas.

Door Hangers

Door hangers can be used to alert neighbors of a prescribed fire in their area. Our door hangers can either be picked-up or downloaded. Download (2MB). To find the closest location to pick up door hangers, contact Alex Wenthe, WDNR.

Fact Sheets

Fact sheets may be used to put in door hangers or used as educational mailings and handouts. Fact sheets are meant to be printed as tri-fold brochures. All fact sheets are in PDF.

  • Download Wetland Prescribed Fire Fact Sheet (212 KB)

  • Download Tall Grass Prairie Prescribed Fire Fact Sheet (124 KB)

  • Download Tall Grass Prairie Restoration Prescribed Fire Fact Sheet (124 KB)

  • Download Oak Savanna Prescribed Fire Fact Sheet (178 KB)

  • Download Oak Woodland Prescribed Fire Fact Sheet (256 KB)

Fire-Works in Wisconsin

We are in the beginning stages of creating a resource kit for statewide school districts. The material will aid in the learning and understanding of prescribed fire for children, grades 1-10. We hope to model our resource kit after similar programs that have already been established out West, but with a focus on prescribed fire. Please contact us if you are a retired educator with some free time or just simply interested in working on this project!