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.
- 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.
- 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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