Johnny Stowe

Board Member
Johnny Stowe (board member since 2019), Heritage Preserve Manager, SC Rxd Fire Council, Columbia, South Carolina Johnny Stowe is a forester and wildlife biologist who has managed heritage preserves with prescribed fire for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for 23 years.  He represents the department on wildland fire management, policy, education and outreach issues, and he helped form the South Carolina Prescribed Fire Council.  Johnny lit his first fires 50 years ago on the family farm he still burns today.   His passions and energy center on the cultural and natural heritage of prescribed fire and its connection to human ecology, on putting good-fire on-the-ground to restore and maintain the integrity of imperiled ecosystems, and on engaging and mentoring the next generation of wildland fire leaders and managers.