Prescribed Burn Workshop Planned in Arkansas

The Arkansas Prescribed Fire Council is sponsoring a workshop for private landowners on March 2.

The workshop will be held at the Camp Rockefeller Gus Blass Scout Reservation in Damascus beginning at 9 a.m.

Fire in Arkansas’s forests has been an important process in the state’s ecology and landscape. Today, prescribed fire, or controlled burning, is an indispensable tool used to accomplish management objectives. The workshop will help woodland owners understand the factors that influence effective and safe burns.

Among the topics classroom time will address are fire objectives and burn planning, forest management, cost-share programs, legal considerations, weather and smoke, using fire for quail mangement, and others.

If weather allows, there will be a prescribed burn demonstration. Space is limited. A $20 registration fee covers workshop materials, refreshment breaks and lunch. Participants should dress appropriately for the field exercise.

For more information call (501) 374-2441 or email