The Missouri Department of Conservation will be offering a Prescribed Fire Training Course and Demonstration Burn for landowners in the Rolla area. The online course and in-person burn will provide basic information about how to plan and execute a prescribed burn for grassland and woodland management. Upon registration, participants will be given a link to the online portion of the training course. The online course is a mandatory prerequisite, and the demonstration burn is required to complete the certification.
A demonstration burn will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon on January 14th. The objective of this workshop is to provide an overview of how to plan and conduct a safe and effective prescribed burn on various habitat types. Prescribed burning represents an effective and cost-efficient management tool; however, there are many issues and concerns to be considered. Effective planning is necessary to achieve beneficial effects as well as maintain a safe burn. This program will cover topics related to fire history, planning, weather, safety, and equipment needs. Participants must register online at Registration is limited to 40 participants. If you have questions, please call Luke Anderson, MDC at (573) 364-6202 x 4093.