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Prescribed Burn Training Workshop at Nature At The Confluence
March 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Zach Grycan, Natural Land Institute, and Megan Oropeza, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, will lead a Prescribed Burn Training Workshop for anyone interested in learning how to manage their own land and volunteering for NLI land stewardship or for other conservation organizations. Learn how to conduct a prescribed burn and tips on best practices from both, who are experienced prescribed burn managers. The workshop will be based on Chicago Wilderness’ Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training Manual.
Indoor Classroom Instruction: 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Topics to be covered will include:
- Discussion of fire behavior and suppression
- Effective use of hand and power tools
- Effective use of water to aid fire suppression
- Conducting a prescribed burn
- Ecological effects of fire
LUNCH: 12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m. (On Own)
Conduct a Prescribed Burn: 1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Participants will receive hands-on learning when they assist with a prescribed burn (weather permitting) of the prairie at Nature at the Confluence.
(Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual)
REGISTER REQUIRED. DEADLINE: Thu., March 24, 2022
Register at this link or call Natural Land Institute at 815-964-6666, or send your payment, name, address, phone number, email address, and affiliation (if any) to Natural Land Institute, 320 S. Third St., Rockford, IL 61104.