Kansas State University, K-State Research and Extension, and Kansas Forest Service are all represented on the Kansas Interagency Wildfire Council (KIWC). KIWC consists of federal and state agencies whom focus on wildfires, their impacts, and prevention. For the third year, Governor Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation from KIWC designating February 19-25, 2017 as Wildfire Awareness Week.
In 2016, Barber County had the largest wildfire in Kansas history with the Anderson Creek fire. Continue reading “Kansas Wildfire Awareness Week”