Prescribed burn workshop in Springfield on Feb. 17
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Fire can be a beneficial land management tool when used in controlled and supervised conditions. However, fire requires advanced planning and on-site management – and training.
If you’re interested in learning how to use fire as a management tool on your land, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a prescribed burn workshop from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the MDC Southwest Regional Office in Springfield, 2630 N. Mayfair Ave. This free workshop is for landowners who are interested in learning how to conduct prescribed burns properly and safely on their property with the goal of improving wildlife habitat. It is a pre-requisite for landowners who wish to enroll in prescribed fire cost-share programs.
Call the Southwest Regional Office at 417-895-6880 to register. The deadline is Feb. 16. More information about prescribed fire and other conservation-oriented land management strategies can be found at mdc.mo.gov.