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Prescribed Burning

Prescribed burning is an important rangeland management tool used in the Great Plains.  Participants will become informed on material presented at the joint agency Prescribed Burning Workshops in Kansas including:


  • Reasons for burning
  • Regulations, liability, and smoke management
  • Weather impacts and sources of information
  • Fuels, fire types, and behavior
  • Burn plans and conducting a prescribed burn



​About the Speaker

Walter Fick

Professor and Range Management Specialist
Agronomy, Kansas State University

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Walt Fick is a Professor and Extension Rangeland Management specialist in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University.  He was raised on a cattle/hay ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills.  He completed B.S. and M.S. degrees in Agronomy/Range management at the University of Nebraska.  His Ph.D in Range Science was completed in 1978 from Texas Tech University when he was subsequently hired by K- State. His Extension responsibilities include prescribed burning, brush and weed control, and grazing management. His current research is on saltcedar and Old World Bluestem.  Walt also teaches three upper division courses in range management.

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  • Flint Hills Smoke Management
    This site provides a single location for land managers conducting prescribed burns in the Flint Hills to obtain information and access tools to assist them in making burn decisions.