This prescribed fire resource kit is intended to provide information that can be used in theprescribed fire planning process for parks in the Central Grasslands region. Summaryinformation on ignition sources, fire history, heterogeneity, exotic plant species, and woodycontrol in the Central Grasslands region of the United States are highlighted as importantinformation needs. Seminal research papers on these topics and an additional set of annotatedreferences and websites have been added for readers to reference. Ultimately, the resources inthis document will assist with preparation for writing measurable fire management objectives. Acompanion document includes copies of seminal papers denoted in the annotated bibliography.