February 22, 2019, 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM (US Central)

Duane Friend ( friend@illinois.edu )
Hillsboro, Illinois

Prescribed Fire Workshop

Feb 22, 2019
Hillsboro, IL

Seminar: Montgomery County U of I Extension Office
Demonstration: Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary

Come learn about prescribed fire in Illinois!

Preliminary Agenda:

  • 8:30am-9:00am: Coffee and registration
  • 9:00am-9:10am: Welcome (Illinois SWCS and Illinois Audubon)
  • 9:10am-10:00am: Fire Ecology (Dr. Sean Jenkins, Western Illinois University
  • 10:00am-10:15am: Break
  • 10:15am-11:00am: Burn Plan Development (Tharran Hobson, The Nature Conservancy
  • 11:00am-11:40am: Fire safety and equipment (Ray Geroff, Illinois Department of Natural Resources)
  • 11:40am-12:00pm: Interagency Cooperation (Caleb Grantham, The Nature Conservancy)
  • 12:00pm-12:45pm: Lunch (Milano’s Catering)
  • 12:45pm-1:00pm: Travel to Bremer Wildlife Sanctuary
  • 1:00pm-2:30pm: Demonstration burn (weather permitting)

Additional Details:

  • Registration required; $10 fee for non-SWCS members
  • IL SWCS annual meeting will occur over lunch period
  • Attendees will carpool to Bremer Sanctuary (2.7 miles)

**A site visit to Bremer Sanctuary will be offered regardless of burn conditions. Additional topics will include site assessment, equipment, and burn plan implementation.

Register by February 20th

Call or text Duane Friend at 217-725-8303, or email friend@illinois.edu to RSVP. Seating is limited! CCA credits available!

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