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Wildland Fire Program Headquarters
DNR State Forest Nursery
2404 S Duff Ave., Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-233-8067 Ext. 1; Fax: 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
Or contact your Iowa DNR Area Forester:
Brent Olson, Loess Hills State Forest - Brent.Olson@dnr.iowa.gov John Byrd, Shimek State Forest - John.Byrd@dnr.iowa.gov Jessica Flatt, Stephens State Forest - Jessica.Flatt@dnr.iowa.gov Bruce Blair, Yellow River State Forest - Bruce.Blair@dnr.iowa.gov
To take Firewise to the community level, attend city meetings and talk with your local urban planners as they consider spreading urban growth into natural areas. Another way to get information into the community is to organize a yard waste chipping day. Working with neighbors to thin out overgrown vegetation and to share expenses, makes wildfire preparedness affordable as well as your neighborhood fire resistant.
If your neighborhood would like to participate on the national level of Firewise, visit Firewise Communities USA Recognition Program.