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Prescribed Burning on Private Lands Workshop in Wakefield, VA

A workshop has been developed for private landowners in Virginia who are interested in using prescribed burning to safely and effectively meet their woodland management goals.

When: April 1, 2015

Where: Point Yancey Room, Airfield Conference Center, Wakefield, VA

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Why You Should Consider Attending this Workshop:

Whether you are a single tract landowner or manage thousands of acres, prescribed fire training should be part of your land management plan. Burning should be conducted in such a way to ensure that your management objectives will be met, while minimizing the likelihood for escaped fire and smoke liability. This one-day workshop will outline benefits of using fire as a management tool on your property, where to go and who to contact when you need assistance, and how burns are conducted safely and successfully. You will also have the chance to actively participate in a prescribed burn (conditions permitting).

Topics to be Covered Include:
• Virginia Burning Laws
• Virginia Certified Burner Program
• Benefits of Prescribed Burning
• Prescribed Burning Weather
• Ignition Techniques/Types of Prescribed Burns
• Private Landowner Assistance Programs
• Tools for Prescribed Burning
• Hands-on Burning Experience (Conditions permitting)

*Note that this workshop does not replace the Certified Burner course, nor provides any burner certification upon completion.

Only 30 spots are available, so register today! Click here to register online. A mail-in option is also available.

This workshop was developed and is supported by numerous partners, including the SERPPAS Prescribed Fire Work Group, NCSU Extension Forestry, Virginia Tech, NRCS, VA Dept of Game & Inland Fisheries, VA Dept of Forestry, US Forest Service, VA Forest Stewardship Council, Tidewater Forestry & Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, VA SFI Implementation Committee, VA Tree FarmVA Forestry Association, VA Cooperative Extension, and others.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Gagnon- or 540-231-6391

Addie Thornton-  or 919-515-5065