Prescribed Burn Crew


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​​​​​​​​ 3875 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Remy Long,
Deputy Manager

Tina Stephens,
Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

Becky Hand,
Stewardship Specialist

Rachel Maranto,
NAP Supervisor

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We conduct prescribed burns in natural areas for a few weeks in early spring and fall. We rely on volunteers in this limited time frame. To join the crew, attend our annual burn crew training session​. Participants have the chance to engage in all stages of a prescribed burn from burn prep to fire control. This is our most physically demanding activity.

​​Volunteer Burn Crew Training 

Friday, February 16, 2024
Noon to 5 p.m.
Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Rd

Become a part of NAP's Volunteer Burn Crew! This is the required training session for anyone interested in assisting with NAP's controlled burns. Burns typically take place Monday through Friday between noon and 7 p.m. Pre-registration through VolunteerHub at​​aining2024 is required by February 15. For more information, call 734.794.6627 or email [email protected]. A portion of this training will be outdoors - regardless of the weather! Please come prepared with appropriate outerwear. 

Learn More​

For more information on our controlled burn program, watch this video.​

You can also learn more about our use of controlled ecological burns by visiting our Controlled Burns page.​