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Month: April 2013

Apr 25, 2013

How to Become a North Carolina Certified Burner

Step 1: Attend the North Carolina Certified Burner Class offered annually by the NC Forest Service (NCFS) and pass the test at the training. The course is usually held in October at Montgomery Community College in Troy, NC. The class costs $25.00 and registration closes two weeks prior to the class. The course and registration… 

Apr 17, 2013

Restoring and Managing Longleaf Pine on Private Land Workshop

What: Workshop for private landowners, silvicultural contractors, and wildlife/forestry professionals to learn about longleaf pine restoration and wildlife management.  A bus tour on Kisatchie National Forest will demonstrate forest conversion and establishment techniques that utilize prescribed burning, harvesting practices, herbicide applications, site prep methods and seedling planting options.  After lunch, learn about state and federal financial assistance… 

Apr 15, 2013

Fire on the Forty: A Campaign to Promote Prescribed Fire in Mississippi

Fire on the Forty “Although prescribed fire is a very important tool for forest and wildlife management, many private landowners are reluctant to use fire due to cost and liability concerns associated with burning. As part of the ‘Fire on the Forty’ initiative, landowners may be reimbursed on funded projects in selected focal counties for 50% of costs for… 

Apr 10, 2013

Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager 2013 Training Schedule Announced

Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager 2013 Training Schedule Details about the Alabama Forestry Commission Alabama Certified Prescribed Burn Manager Program may be found at for certification and for re-certification. Kent Hanby, RF, CF, CPBM and John Stivers, RF, CF, CPBM are the instructors of the courses and workshops. These courses/workshops are sponsored and… 

Apr 9, 2013

Wildfire Awareness Week in Florida (April 8-14, 2013)

“This week is Wildfire Awareness Week, which recognizes wildfires that raged across Florida in 1998, burning more than 500,000 acres and damaging or destroying 337 homes and structures. The two most frequent causes of wildfires this year are debris escaping from burn piles and arson. Since Jan. 1, the Florida Forest Service‚Äôs firefighters have responded… 

Apr 2, 2013

Longleaf Pine Establishment and Management Course (May 15-16, 2013)

“Longleaf pine once covered 60-90 million acres in the Southeastern US. Today, longleaf covers approximately 3.5 million acres. This course is designed to provide foresters, landowners and land managers with information to effectively re-establish longleaf pine on old-field sites, pasturelands and grasslands. Topics covered include establishment periods, seedling selection, planting, competition control, prescribed fire prescriptions,…