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2011-12-08 / Community News

6th Annual Lee County Prescribed Burn Workshop

Conducted by Texas Parks and Wildlife To be held December 10

A field day on the safe and effective use of fire to improve habitat for wildlife and to reduce chances of devastating wildfires 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 the how-to’s. If conditions allow, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a prescribed burn.

The workshop will be on December 10 in Lee County, but is open to anyone 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. Drinks and snacks will be provided by the Lee County Wildlife Association. Please RSVP for this workshop by December 9th to Greg Pleasant at 979- 540- 2744 or e- mail tpwbiologist@bluebon.net. The address is 1757 CR 121, near Giddings. Call or e-mail for more directions or information.

Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. and the program will start at 9:00 a.m. and run until around noon. Most of the class will be held in an unheated barn, so dress appropriately and be prepared to walk and look at past burned areas and potential future burn sites.

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