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Kansas Forest Service

Kansas Forest Service
2610 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66502

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Prescribed Burns

Prescribed fire, or prescribed burning season in Kansas begins late February and continues through mid-April. Kansas is a fire adapted landscape. Prescribed fire, at a frequency of 3 to 5 years, plays a critical role in maintaining our grasslands health and reducing wildfire risk. Prescribed fire reduces fuel loading, controls unwanted trees and brush, increases forage value, and rejuvenates our grasslands. It is tool landowners and land managers use to ensure our valuable grasslands remain intact. Information on conducting a prescribed burn can be found in the Prescribed Burning Notebook from the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Website.