Learn About Using Fire To Manage Grassland
HOLTON – Land managers who want to learn about prescribed burning should make plans to attend a fire workshop in Holton on April 17, 2019. The workshop will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m. at the Banner Creek Observatory and Science Center, 22275 N Road, Holton (west of Holton 2 miles on Highway 16 to N Road, then south about 1 mile).
Attendees, who must register by April 16, will learn the basics of prescribed burning, timing of burns for best results, firebreaks, necessary equipment and how to use it, safety and weather, and burn planning. A hands-on burn demonstration will follow the workshop, so participants should wear leather boots and bring leather gloves.
To register and get more details about the workshop, contact conservation district manager, Brian Boekman at (785) 364-3329 ext. 136 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Quail Forever will provide pizza for attendees, and other sponsors include the Jackson County Conservation District, the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and the United States Department of Agriculture.