Permit holders are required to contact either of the following NO MORE THAN 1 hour prior to starting their burn:
Saline County Emergency Management
Salina Police Department Communications
Open Burning/Burn Permit Regulations effective January 1st 2018
Kansas Statutes on Open Burning
Our partnership with Kansas Wesleyan University has allowed for several weather stations to be installed in multiple areas of Saline County. Please click on the below picture to find one closest to you!
The National Weather Service in Wichita, KS provides hourly weather forecast to better plan your perscribed burns.
A committee was formed in 2017 with the mission of revewing and recommending changes to the current Saline County open burning regulations. The objectives were to make controlled burning safer in our county and to ensure that the agriculture community can accomplish their burning inside the various deadlines dictated by nature and governmental agencies. Our hope is to have any changes in place by the end of 2017 in time for the 2018 burning season. The intent is to have the minimum amount of regulation with maximum results. Below are meeting minutes and the results of the on-line survey that was launched in May 2017.
April 13th Meeting Minutes
May 3rd Meeting Minutes
June 6th Meeting Minutes
Online Survey Results June 2017
August 7th Meeting Minutes
September 28th Meeting Minutes
Kansas State University Extension
Kansas Prescribed Burning Council
Kansas Flint Hill Smoke Management Tools
National Weather Service - Fire Weather Planning Forecast
National Weather Service - Grassland Fire Danger Index
Kansas Forest Service