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 Northeast Regional Office – 3500 S. Baltimore St. in Kirksville
9 a.m.–early afternoon, Saturday, Feb. 22
Register by Feb. 21 at mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/172715
For more information, contact MDC Private Land Conservationist Nathan Hubbard at
(660) 651-0644, or Nathan.Hubbard@mdc.mo.gov(link sends e-mail)
- USDA Service Center – 18771 Highway 15 in Paris
6–10 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28
Register by Feb. 26 at mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/172336
For more information, contact MDC Private Land Conservationist Jamie Ebbesmeyer at
(660) 327-4117, ext. 3, or James.Ebbesmeyer@mdc.mo.gov(link sends e-mail).
- USDA Service Center – 56187 Highway 6 in Edina
9 a.m.–early afternoon, Saturday, Feb. 29
Register by Feb. 26 at mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/172359
Contact MDC Private Land Conservationist John Pinkowski at (660) 397-2223, ext. 3, or John.Pinkowski@mdc.mo.gov(link sends e-mail).
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.