Forest Fire, burn
Fire Prevention

Coordinating with the US Forest Service NA State & Private Forestry and the Big Rivers Forest Fire Management Compact to support Iowa's natural resource managers and fire departments.


Contact Information

If you have specific questions contact an Iowa DNR Wildland Fire Expert:


Wildland Fire Program Headquarters:
DNR State Forest Nursery
2404 S Duff Ave.
Ames, IA 50010
p: 515-233-8067 Ext. 1
f: 515-233-1131


Gail Kantak
Iowa DNR Fire Supervisor Gail.Kantak@dnr.iowa.gov

Ryan Schlater
Fire Specialist, Training Coordinator Ryan.Schlater@dnr.iowa.gov

Karl Harris
Fire Specialist, FEPP Manager Karl.Harris@dnr.iowa.gov

Kandy Weigel
Smokey Bear/Prevention Kandy.Weigel@dnr.iowa.gov