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About our Association

The primary goal of the MMRPBA is to control cedar tree infestation and improve grassland health by conducting prescribed burns mainly in land along the Missouri River and surrounding areas.

MMRPBA 2022-23 Officers

Keith Hovorka, Chairman

100 Cleveland Ave.

Fairfax, SD 57335

(605) 464-0377

Sean Kelly, Vice Chairman/SDSU Extension Liaison Officer

33815 288th St. 

Gregory, SD 57533

(605) 840-2200

Tom Hausmann, Secretary

2209 Western Ave.

Yankton, SD 57078

(605) 770-5576

Sara Grim, Treasurer

35801 Old 1806th Rd.

Bonesteel, SD 57317

(605) 654-2288

Brad Christensen, Training Officer

1022 Whittecar Ave.

Gregory, SD 57533

(605) 830-0931

Greg Schmitz, Director

36296 Eldeen Ave.

Bonesteel, SD 57317

(605) 654-2894

Doug Feltman, Director

25361 341st Ave. 

Chamberlain, SD 57325

(605) 234-4143


Prescribed burns are a crucial management tool for maintaining healthy ecosystems in the Midwest. These controlled burns are used to mimic the natural wildfilres that were once common in these areas, promoting the growth of native grasses and wildflowers while also reducing the risk of destructive wildfires. They help control and decrease the spread of invasive plant species. Mid-Missouri River Prescribed Burn Association focuses on reducing the spread of the eastern Red Cedar tree. 

If you are interested in partnering with MMRPBA or starting your own burn association in your area, please follow the link below for more info!

View photos and vides of prior prescribed burns!

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