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Prescribed fire workshop to be held at the Pratt County Fairgrounds
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Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever, in conjunction with the Kanas Prescribed Fire Council, USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service, Pratt County Conservation District, and K-State Research and Extension, is hosting a prescribed fire workshop focusing on reasons to burn CRP and rangeland, weather conditions for safe burning, and ways to reduce the risk of fire escapes. The workshop will be held at the Pratt County Fairgrounds 4-H Center on Wednesday, Feb. 25th. Registration cost for the workshop is $10 per person. This will be due the day of the workshop and will be payable by cash or check.
Check in for the workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. and presentations will start at 10 a.m. The training will last approximately four hours, and lunch will be provided courtesy of the Pratt County Conservation District, Pheasants Forever, and Quail Forever. Presentations will cover reasons to burn and prescribed burning’s effect on wildlife, safe weather in which to conduct a burn, a preview of 2015 fire season forecasts by the National Weather Service, burning equipment, regulations, liability issues, and more. The workshop will also offer participants a chance to discuss the best ways to burn their properties with trained burn planning professionals.
To register or request more information, please contact Zac Eddy with Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever or Mark Ploger with K-State Research and Extension. Zac can be reached at 620-338-7132 or Mark can be reached at 620-672-6121 or Please be sure to RSVP by Feb. 20, and let them know if you require any special accommodations. This will allow planners to prepare enough meals and ensure that handout materials are available for all attendees. The workshop will take place in the Pratt County Fairgrounds 4-H Center at 81 Lake Road, Pratt.
Pheasants Forever is dedicated to the conservation of pheasants, quail, and other wildlife through habitat improvements, public awareness, education, and land management policies and programs. There are more than 600 Pheasants Forever chapters across the U.S. and Canada, accounting for over 120,000 current members, and more than 100 Quail Forever chapters in the U.S. accounting for over 6,000 members. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever members are a diversified group of hunters, non-hunters, farmers, ranchers, landowners, conservation enthusiasts, and wildlife officials. The organization is for those who want to make a difference for wildlife by creating habitat, restoring wetlands, and protecting prairies.
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