Prescribed Burning Workshop Planned For Woodland OwnersJan 26th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Community
LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council will be conducting a prescribed burning workshop for woodland owners beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. The workshop will be held at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Livestock and Poultry Experiment Station near Batesville.
At the workshop, landowners will be taught about the factors that influence effective and safe burns and the environmental benefits of controlled fire.
Classroom time will include fire planning, fire behavior, ignition techniques, weather, fire laws, and use of fire for forest and quail management.
Weather permitting, there will be a prescribed burn demonstration to illustrate and teach prescribed fire planning. Space is limited, so register early. A $20 registration fee covers workshop materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. Participants should dress appropriately for the afternoon field exercise.
To register, contact the Arkansas Forestry Association at 501-374-2441 or look online at www.arkforests.org, under “Forest Landowners.”