Prescribed Burn Workshop Offered

A Prescribed Burn Workshop is offered at no charge by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Prescribed burns can be a valuable tool for enhancing native plant diversity and for reducing undesirable vegetation.  The workshop will teach about planning, equipment, weather factors, and techniques needed to execute a successful burn for grassland or woodland management.

The free Prescribed Burning for Missouri Land Managers workshop is Saturday, Feb. 26th, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The program will be held at the Poosey Conservation Area.

After registering for the workshop, participants will be required to complete an online study course as a prerequisite to attending the field day skills session. Completion of both will enable participants to obtain their Certified Burner Certification from the MDC, to show you have successfully completed all the prescribed burn education requirements in Missouri.

If weather permits, skills course instructor Scott Roy, MDC district supervisor, will lead a demonstration burn. Participants for the burn are asked to wear all-cotton clothing, leather boots, and leather gloves.

This workshop is for participants ages 18 and older. COVID-19 safety precautions will be observed. Registration is required. To register, visit https://short.mdc.mo.gov/4Z2

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