Prescribed burning aids producers in land management

By: The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
By: The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

ARDMORE, Okla. - Prescribed burning is an effective tool in land resource management but it must be used in a safe and proper manner.

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a Prescribed Burning Workshop to provide producers the benefits and proper use of prescribed burning for land management. This workshop, which is open to the public, will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Noble Foundation Kruse Auditorium.

“This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the various aspects of burning, teach them how to conduct a safe burn and give them hands-on experience in a controlled setting,” said Ken Gee, wildlife research associate.

The workshop’s morning session will feature presentations from Noble Foundation wildlife and range consultants on various topics, including legal and liability considerations, techniques for managing fire, environmental considerations and prescribed burning plans. Participants will also receive several publications and articles addressing prescribed burning.

Following lunch, a demonstration burn will be held at the Lake Murray Field Trial Grounds (weather permitting). This demonstration will include a detailed explanation of equipment used for prescribed burns.

Registration is $20 and includes lunch and literature. For more information or to preregister, please visit www.noble.org/agevents or call Jackie Kelley at 580.224.6360.


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