Prescribed Burn Training
Sunday, March 29, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $60 (Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual)
Preregistration is required
PLEASE REGISTER and pay by March 29, 2019 on Call 815/964-6666, or send your name, address, affiliation (if any) to Natural Land Institute, 320 S. Third St., Rockford, IL 61104..
Register with Natural Land Institute at this link
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 both who are experienced prescribed burn managers. The workshop will be based on Chicago Wilderness’ Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training Manual.
Indoor Classroom Instruction: 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
(Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL)
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: 12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m. (On Own)
Conduct a Prescribed Burn: 1:00 p.m.—3:00 p.m.
Participants will receive hands-on learning when they assist with a prescribed burn (weather permitting) of the prairie at NLI’s Foss Farm, about 7 miles away on Rockton Rd.
(Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual)