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Prescribed Fire Contractors

Conservation District Services

County conservation districts often have a listing of contractors who provide services for items such as pond building, dirt work, mechanical pasture clearing, down to at times, prescribed burning. These offices can be a great place to start for contract work as they may have more insight to local resources. 

To locate your county's Conservation District Office, view this map and click on your county.


These individuals or companies are available for hire as prescribed fire contractors. 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. If you are a contractor who would like to be added to this list, please fill out this form

AJM Enterprises
Adam Makovec
Lincolnville, KS

Cole's Pasture Services LLC
Cole Deghand
4213 SE Kentucky Ct.
Topeka, KS
Topeka Area

Ember Wave Rx, LLC
Matt Pippin
2628 N Fieldstone St
Andover, KS 67002

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

Fire for Hire, LLC
Nathan Brunner
3581 Pawnee Rd
Ramona KS 67475

785-366-3682 (Nathan)

Grassland Management, LLC
Martin Lohrke
17088 SW 100th Street
Nashville, KS 67112

In The Backwoods Consulting LLC
David McKinney
520 N 5th St. Lot 1
LaCygne, KS
Service area: Linn, Miami, Franklin and Anderson counties.

Lite Em Up Custom Burning
Rick Craig
Seward, NE

Ranchland Development, Inc.
Roland Spencer PO Box 613
Winfield, KS 67156

Robert Swonger
Bloom, KS 67865
Primairly serving Ford and Clark Counties

Safe Burn Land Services LLC
Mike Hirschmann
P.O Box 364
Baldwin City Kansas 66006
Facebook: @safeburnlandservices



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

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.