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Missouri Department of Conservation

02/18/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/18/2020 15:26

MDC offers prescribed fire workshops in northeast Missouri

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites landowners, natural resources managers, and others interested in learning about prescribed fire to free workshops across northeast Missouri this winter.

These clinics will cover controlled burning as a method of boosting wildlife habitat and reducing less desirable plant species. MDC staff will discuss methods and techniques for implementing controlled burns, safety considerations, and proper weather conditions for conducting a burn. The workshops will also cover how to create a burn plan and time the burn based on your management objectives and landscape.

'These workshops are great for landowners who would like to learn about using prescribed fire as a tool to improve wildlife habitat on their property,' said MDC Private Land Conservationist John Pinkowski. 'While uncontrolled wildfires can harm habitat and property, controlled use of prescribed fire can actually improve the health of natural ecosystems.'

Find a prescribed fire workshop near you, and register today:

MDC works with you and for you to sustain healthy fish, forests, and wildlife. For more information on prescribed fire, visit mdc.mo.gov/your-property/fire/prescribed-fire.