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Prescribed fire workshop to be held in Trousdale
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Pheasants Forever, in conjunction with the Natural Resource Conservation Service and K-State Research and Extension is hosting a prescribed fire workshop. The workshop will be held at the Trousdale Methodist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 29th. A $5 registration fee will be charged to each workshop participant. The fee will cover informational materials for each participant to take home as well as lunch.
Sign-in for the workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. and presentations will start at 10 a.m. The workshop will last approximately three to four hours, and lunch will be provided courtesy of the Edwards, Kiowa, Pratt, and Stafford County Conservation Districts. Presentations will cover reasons to burn and prescribed burnings effect on wildlife, safe weather in which to conduct a burn, a preview of 2013 forecasts by the National Weather Service, burning equipment, regulations, liability issue, and more. The workshop will also offer participants a chance to discuss ways to burn their properties with trained burn planning professionals.
To register or request more information, please contact Zac Eddy at (620)338-7132 or, or Martin Gleason at (620)659-2149 or  RSVP by Jan. 22 so meals can be planned, and be sure to inform of any special accommodations required. 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.