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Upcoming workshop focuses on benefits of prescribed burning

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Agricultural Division will host an educational workshop on prescribed burning from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Noble Pavilion and Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore. This workshop is open to the public.

“Prescribed burning is important in managing native rangelands,” said Steven Smith, wildlife and fisheries consultant. “This workshop will introduce land managers to the tools and techniques to implement prescribed burning and improve their land.”

The workshop's morning session will feature presentations from Noble Foundation consultants on topics ranging from legal considerations and techniques for managing fire to environmental considerations and prescribed burning plans. Participants will also receive several publications and articles about prescribed burning.

Following lunch, a demonstration burn will be held at the Lake Murray Field Trial Grounds (weather permitting) which will include an explanation of equipment used during a controlled burn.

Registration fee is $15, and the cost includes lunch. For additional information or to pre-register, please visit, or call Tracy Cumbie at 580.224.6411. Preregistration is needed for workshop preparation.

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