Grassland Coalition to host prescribed fire workshops


BROOKINGS – The South Dakota Grassland Coalition and Partners are sponsoring two landowner prescribed fire workshops.

Workshops are one-day events. Landowners can choose to attend either day, May 25 or May 26.

The workshops are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be held at the SDSU Oak Lake Field Station near Astoria.

Due to COVID restrictions, all students must pre-register (no walk-ins). 

All food and drink will be the responsibility of the student.

The focus of the workshops will be to instruct landowners and others on prescribed fire planning and implementation and will cover everything from preparing a written burn plan to preparing the fire unit to implementing the fire in a safe and effective manner.

Training will include live fire and equipment demonstrations. Key concepts will be human and equipment resources, timing, objectives, communications and safety.

This class will offer no specific certifications; rather, it is an opportunity to simply learn core lessons that apply to conducting save grassland fires.

Registration is free to South Dakoata Grassland Coalition members, and $35 for non-members (includes an annual membership for 2021).

South Dakota Grassland Coalition memberships can be purchased at https://sdgrass.org/join-sdgc/. Register by contacting Jan Rounds at the Watertown SDSU Regional Extension Center, [email protected] or call her at 605-882-5140.

For more information, see the full flyer as the SD Grassland website: https://bit.ly/3dybEPB.

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