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Manhattan, KS 66502

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Prescribed Fire Contractors

These individuals or companies* are available for hire as prescribed fire contractors.

AJM Enterprises

Adam Makovec
Lincolnville, KS

The Burn Pros

Jay Carmichael
2321 Dearborn st
Augusta, Ks 67010

Farr Farms LLC

Alex Farr
P.O. Box 706 
Palmer Lake, Colorado 80133

Fire 4 Hire

Nathan Brunner, Leonard Jirak
325 Lincoln Street
Tampa, KS 67483
785-366-3682 (Nathan)
620-203-8081 (Leonard)

Flint Hills Prescribed Fire, LLC

Travis Berges
Junction City, KS

Grassland Management, LLC

Martin Lohrke
17088 SW 100th Street
Nashville, KS 67112

Lite Em Up Custom Burning

Rick Craig
Seward, NE

Ranchland Development, Inc.

Roland Spencer PO Box 613
Winfield, KS 67156
620-221-2200 Work
785-483-0329 Cell
800-324-0042 Toll-free

Robert Swonger

Bloom, KS 67865

These individuals are available to provide free or for-hire consulting services, with specific expertise in prescribed fire. They can assist with writing burn plans and other aspects of preparing to conduct a safe and effective burn, but will not actually perform the burning.

Dr. Walt Fick

Extension Specialist in rangeland and pasture management
Throckmorton Hall, KSU Manhattan, KS 66506 Phone: (785) 532-7223

Dr. Robert Nicholson

Certified Rangeland Management Consultant

Ray Guse

Smoked Goose Consulting 6 Farver Lane
Tonasket, WA 98855
Phone: 509-322-5542

USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)

Assistance in writing burn plans and related activities.
Contact your county NRCS service  center,  or visit  for further  information or to be put in contact with a specialist.

*This contact information is provided as a courtesy and service, and while every effort has been made to verify accuracy of information, it may change without our knowledge. Listings do not constitute endorsement of these providers, and do not imply that they are the only source of help.