2009-11-26 / General Stories

Texas Parks and Wildlife Host Prescribed Burn Workshop

To be held in Lee County on December 12
by Greg Pleasant
A field day on the safe and effective use of fire to improve habitat for wildlife will be available to anyone interested at no charge. The objective of this class is to show landowners what benefits fire can provide for vegetation management, when and how fire can be used safely and what help is available to landowners who want to burn. Topics will include site selection, preparation, what tools and equipment are needed and all of the how-to’s. If conditions allow, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a prescribed burn.

The workshop will be on December 12 in Lee County, but is open to anyone outside of the county if interested. Prescribed burning has been used on this property for several years, therefore, you will be able to see what impact repeated fire can have on manipulating vegetation. Coffee and lunch will be provided by the Lee County Wildlife Association. Please RSVP for this workshop by December 7 to Greg Pleasant at 979-540-2744 or e-mail tpwbiologist@bluebon.net. The location is 1757 CR 121 in Giddings. Call or e-mail for more directions or information.

Registration will start at 8:00 a.m. and the program will start at 8:30 a.m. Attendees should come dressed to work. This includes leather boots, cotton pants and long sleeve shirt, and leather gloves. Depending on what we burn, we should be done around 1:30 p.m. or so.

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