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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Prescribed fire workshop set for Jan. 29

  • Registration requested by Jan. 22.
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  • Pheasants Forever, in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and K-State Research and Extension is hosting a prescribed fire workshop. The workshop will be held at the Trousdale Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 29th. A $5 registration fee will be charged to each workshop participant. The fee will cover informational materials for each participant to take home as well as lunch.
    Sign-in for the workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. and presentations will start at 10 a.m. The workshop will last approximately three to four hours, and lunch will be provided — courtesy of the Edwards, Kiowa, Pratt, and Stafford County Conservation Districts.
    Presentations will cover reasons to burn and prescribed burnings effect on wildlife, safe weather in which to conduct a burn, a preview of 2013 forecasts by the National Weather Service, burning equipment, regulations, liability issue, and more.
    The workshop will also offer participants a chance to discuss ways to burn their properties with trained burn planning professionals.
    To register or request more information, contact Zac Eddy at (620)338-7132 or zeddy@pheasantsforever.org, or Martin Gleason at (620)659-2149 or mgleason@ksu.edu. Please RSVP by Jan. 22nd, so we can plan meals, and be sure to inform us of any special accommodations that you will require.
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