Workshop Focuses on Methods, Safety of Prescribed Burns Jan. 26

Noble Foundation of Ardmore, Oklahoma will host the educational workshop.

Published on: Jan 19, 2010
The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Agricultural Division of Ardmore, Okla. will host an educational workshop on the benefits and proper use of prescribed burning for habitat control and land management.

The Prescribed Burning Workshop is 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Noble Foundation's Kruse Auditorium and Lake Murray Field Trial Grounds.

"Prescribed burning is an important tool for managing and maintaining healthy native rangelands and pastures," says Ken Gee, wildlife research specialist. "This workshop focuses on familiarizing land managers with tools, techniques and other considerations necessary for implementing safe and effective prescribed burns."

The workshop's morning session in Kruse Auditorium will feature presentations from Noble Foundation wildlife and range consultants on topics ranging from legal and liability considerations and methods for managing fire, to environmental factors and prescribed burning plans. Participants also will receive several publications and articles addressing prescribed burning.

Following lunch, a demonstration burn will be done at the Lake Murray Field Trial Grounds (weather permitting). A detailed explanation of equipment used during prescribed burns also will be provided.

Registration is $20 and includes lunch and literature. For more, or to pre-register, you can visit the Web site at www.noble.org/agevents or just call Tracy Cumbie at 580-224-6411.