Sunday, March 31, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $60 (Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual)
Preregistration is required
Register with Natural Land Institute at this link
Location: Nature at the Confluence for classroom instruction, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL 61080 and prescribed burn location after the lunch break is to be announced and weather permitting.
Natural Land Institute’s Director of Stewardship, Zach Grycan, and Melissa Grycan, Restoration Ecologist for The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, will lead a Prescribed Burn Training Workshop for anyone interested in learning how to manage their own land and volunteering for NLI land stewardship or for other conservation organizations. Learn how to conduct a prescribed burn and tips on best practices from Zach, a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager and Melissa, with many years of experience conducting prescribed burns. The workshop will be based on Chicago Wilderness’ Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training Manual.
Indoor Classroom Instruction: 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.
Topics to be covered will include:
Discussion of fire behavior and suppression
Effective use of hand and power tools
Effective use of water to aid fire suppression
Conducting a prescribed burn
Ecological effects of fire
LUNCH: 12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m. (On Own)
Conduct a Prescribed Burn: 1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m.
Participants will receive hands-on learning when they assist with a prescribed burn (weather permitting) at a site to be determined.
To register please call: 815/964-6666 or send your name, address, affiliation (if any) and payment by March 29, 2019 to Natural Land Institute, 320 S. Third St., Rockford, IL 61104, or fill out the form at our website.