St. Paul, MN -(AmmoLand.com)- Pheasants Forever and its conservation partners are hosting a series of 13 educational workshops throughout Nebraska to provide prescribed fire training for landowners, land managers, resource professionals, volunteer fire departments, and others interested in the safe and effective use of this underutilized land management tool.
Six basic workshops will be held to provide a solid foundation on the fundamentals of planning and conducting a prescribed fire. These workshops are great for those with little to no experience and while serving as a refresher to more experienced fire practitioners. The remaining seven workshops are more advanced and will take an in-depth look at specific aspects of planning or implementing a prescribed fire.
Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology, and controlled fire can be a tool for foresters and resource professionals to safely reduce excess amounts of brush, shrubs, and trees, encourage the new growth of native vegetation, and maintain the many plant and animal species whose habitats depend on periodic fire.
PRESCRIBED FIRE BASICS
|January 20th, 2016||Scottsbluff||Prescribed Fire Basics — Learn why, when and how to plan and complete a safe and effective prescribed fire.||North Platte NRD 100547 Airport Rd – Scottsbluff||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM MST|
|January 21st, 2016||Gothenburg||Prescribed Fire Basics — Learn why, when and how to plan and complete a safe and effective prescribed fire.||Monsanto Water Utilization LC 76268 NE-47 – Gothenburg||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST|
|January 27th, 2016||Grand Island||Prescribed Fire Basics — Learn why, when and how to plan and complete a safe and effective prescribed fire.||Hall County UNL Extension 3180 US-34 – Grand Island||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST|
|January 28th, 2016||Lincoln||Lancaster County UNL Extension 444 Cherry Creek Road – Lincoln||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST|
|February 5th, 2016||Burwell||Burwell Legion Club 657 G Street – Burwell||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST|
|February 9th, 2016||Norfolk||Life Long Learning Center—Northeast Community College 801 E. Benjamin Ave – Norfolk||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST|
|March 1st, 2016||Gibbon||Rowe Sanctuary 44450 Elm Island Road – Gibbon||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST|
|January 26th, 2016||Curtis||Mop-up, Ignitions, and Making Decisions Under Pressure||Curtis Cattle Company 223 Center Ave – Curtis||6:30 PM – 9:00 PM CST|
|February 23rd, 2016||Hartington||Burn Plan Writing||Hartington City Auditorium 101 North Broadway – Hartington||5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST|
|February 24th, 2016||Imperial||How to Use Prescribed Burning for CRP Mid-Contract Management||Mid-Plains Community College 1324 Broadway St. – Imperial||5:30 PM – 8:30 PM MST|
|February 25th, 2016||Lincoln||Burn Plan Writing||Lancaster County UNL Extension 444 Cherry Creek Road – Lincoln||6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST|
|March 3rd, 2016||Hastings||Fire Weather||Headstart 123 N. Marian Road – Hastings||1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST|
|May 24th, 2016||Oconto||Fire Pump and Engine Design||Pressey Wildlife Management Area Shooting Range||11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT|
|May 25th, 2016||Chadron||Responding to Wildfire||Country Kitchen 1250 West 10th Street – Chadron||5:30 PM – 7:30 PM MDT|
Each workshop is available to the public for a fee of $10 which includes a meal and training materials. Visit www.NebraskaPF.com or call 308-850-8395 for more information and registration instructions.
About Pheasants Forever:
Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $577 million on 475,000 habitat projects benefiting 10 million acres nationwide.
For more information, visit: www.PheasantsForever.org.