The Lek 5.6

Prescribed burning insurance for small businesses, does it exist?
We've been trying to track down an insurance policy for a small business who wants to do occasional prescribed burning as part of their suite of services.  We've followed a number of promising leads, only to come up empty handed.  If you know of an insurer who offers this type of coverage, please share it with us.
Big News... we now have a new Outreach Coordinator! 
We are excited to introduce Lori Bammerlin as the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange Outreach Coordinator. Lori came on board early in September and has been a great fit. Lori grew up on a diversified farm outside of Manhattan, Kansas. At Kansas State University she studied Animal Science and Industry. Upon receiving her bachelor’s degree, she attended Oklahoma State University where she earned a masters degree in Ag Education with an emphasis in extension. After working in the Flint Hills for five years with Kansas State Research and Extension where she focused on agriculture and 4-H, Lori is excited to return to Manhattan and become more involved in the research and education associated with prescribed burning in the Great Plains. If you have any questions, she can be reached through email by clicking here or by calling 785-532-7144.

Patch Burn Grazing Meeting A Success 

Sunshine and grass, excellent conversations, and informative presentations filled the Patch Burn Grazing workshop July 10-11, 2018 near Nunn, Colorado.  Hosted by the Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, the Southern Rockies Fire Science Exchange, and the Pawnee National Grassland, we met at the Semiarid Grasslands Research Center for two mornings of presentations.  During the afternoons we ventured out onto the prairies, visiting sites where shortgrass prairies were being managed with prescribed fire.  The challenges of burning in the semi-arid shortgrass environment were frankly discussed, and the scientist/agency/rancher panel that ended the meeting provided excellent discussion about how agencies can facilitate the use of prescribed fire in Colorado prairies.  Next year’s Patch Burn Grazing meeting will be in Texas.  If you’d like to be added to the mailing list for this group, please send a request to Carol Baldwin by emailing

Check out some photos of the meetings and the beautiful scenery!
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TOPIC: Co-managing wildfire: Conversations you need to have right now
PRESENTER: Branda Nowell
TIME: Oct 11, 2018 1:30 PM CST
Click here for more information and to register for free! 
TOPIC: Using drone imagery to analyze prescribed burns
PRESENTER: Morgan Treadwell
TIME: Oct 24, 2018 1:30 PM CST
Click here for more information and to register for free!
WHAT: Great Plains Fire Summit
WHEN: Oct 1 - Oct 3
WHERE: Ardmore, Oklahoma

To promote the use of prescribed fire by creating an opportunity for landowners, agencies and NGOs to network and discuss the benefits and effectiveness of prescribed burning for the sustainability of our plant, livestock and wildlife resources.

Click here for more information.

WHAT:  7th National Grazing Lands Conference
WHEN: December 2 - December 5, 2018
WHERE: Reno, Nevada

Be sure to subscribe to our eNewsletter and the Grazing Conference Updates to stay abreast of our planning progress, speakers and other events! Click here for more information. 
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