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Jul 1, 2013

Prescribed Burn Workshop set for Aug. 8-10 near Sonora, TX

SONORA – The Academy for Ranch Management will host a Prescribed Burning School Aug. 8-10, 2013 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research-Sonora Station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings. The workshop will provide information on the history of fire, weather, planning a burn, fuels and fuel moisture, and equipment, according to Ray… 

Jun 18, 2013

NC Landowner Workshop: Prescribed Fire in Your Forest?

July 20, 2013 9:00AM to 1:00PM Montgomery Community College 1011 Page Street Troy, NC Could prescribed fire be used in your forest? What forest type would benefit from prescribed fire? How and when should it be applied? Fire in the forest can be a scary thought, particularly if it is unplanned or if it occurs… 

May 17, 2013

U.S. Forest Service News Release: Reducing Fuels Reduces Wildfire Intensity

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013 –U.S. Forest Service researchers recently found that about 90 percent of fuel reduction treatments on national forests were effective in reducing the intensity of wildfire while also allowing for better wildfire control. The report, “Wildfire, Wildlands, and People: Understanding and Preparing for Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface,” synthesizes the latest research and… 

May 13, 2013

Wildlife School for Landowners to be Held in Enterprise, AL on August 22-23, 2013

The annual Wildlife School for Landowners, a land management training seminar, will be held in Coffee County at the Heritage United Methodist Church, 2911 Rucker Blvd., Enterprise, Alabama, on August 22-23, 2013. The targeted audience for this training includes landowners and land managers interested in improving wildlife habitat and population management. Topics include feral hog control,… 

May 7, 2013

Regional Action Plans for Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Released

Date:  April 23, 2013 Regional Action Plans: Northeast, Southeast, West A milestone in true collaboration for wildland fire management – one in which the whole is greater than the mere sum of individual parts – was achieved with the recent release of Regional Action Plans for wildland fire management. Regional Action Plans, recently accepted by the Wildland Fire… 

May 3, 2013

See Endangered Species Success in Person on May 17, 2013

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Hailed on Endangered Species Act’s 40th Anniversary  SOUTHERN PINES – As the country celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, Sandhills residents have the chance to see how well the act has worked in person. The North Carolina Sandhills Conservation Partnership invites people to visit Weymouth Woods – Sandhills Nature… 

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 http://www.forestry.state.al.us/PrescribedBurnCertification.aspx?bv=1&s=8 for certification and http://www.forestry.state.al.us/prescribe_burn_manager_re.aspx?bv=1&s=8 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…