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Prescribed Fire Workshop for Landowners

February 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Prescribed Fire Workshop for Landowners

A group of firefighters pose with smoke rising behind.
After wrapping up the burn unit, wildland firefighters take a second to pose in front of the smoke column.

The Prescribed Fire Workshop for landowners will cover a brief history of fire in Iowa, the benefits of prescribed fire on prairies and woodlands, how to set management goals and objectives for your area, how to write and use burn plans, selecting the right weather day for your fire, as well as tools and techniques to get the job done efficiently. Safety will also be stressed and covered in the class. This one-day class is not a certification, but rather a training to help participants gain more knowledge about fire and how it interacts on the landscape.

Landowners are encouraged to bring a map of the area they are interested in burning and instructors will help to answer area specific questions. Please also bring a reusable coffee cup, your favorite writing utensil for note-taking and warm clothes to go outside for a couple sessions.

Besides knowledge, there are two other outstanding benefits of this class.

  1. Participants will be allowed to check out a fire cache. It is equipped with wildland firefighting gear such as bladder bags, drip torches, Nomex suits, fire specific tools and some personal protective equipment.
  2. Participants will get to meet other like-minded landowners, share ideas and strategies and hopefully exchange contact info so you can help each other apply prescribed fire to the landscape in a safe and effective way.
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When

February 9 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Where

Conservation Education Center at Marr Park
2943 Highway 92, Ainsworth, IA  52201
8:30am – Registration, coffee & rolls
9am-4pm – Workshop

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This class is sponsored  by the Great Rivers Alliance of Southeast Iowa. Partners include US Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, The Nature Conservancy, Des Moines, Johnson, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine, & Washington County Conservation Boards, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Bur Oak Land Trust, National Wild Turkey Federation, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever. The Great Rivers Alliance of SE Iowa is a partnership of both public and private conservation agencies who work together to improve the ability of all people to care for the natural resources in Southeast Iowa.

Additional Info

Ages: Geared toward adults wishing to burn on their private land.
Cost: $25/person

Preregistration: Required
For more info or to register:
Email LCC or call 319-523-8381

Please note:
Bring: a reusable coffee cup, your favorite writing utensil for note-taking and a map of the area you would like to burn. We will do our best to answer your specific land management questions. You will also want warm clothes, a couple sessions will be outdoors to view tools & equipment.

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