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Prescribed Fire Workshop for Landowners

Event Date
February 9, 2023
8:30 AM CT
Conservation Education Center at Marr Park, 2943 Highway 92, Ainsworth, IA 52201
Fee Description
Iowa firefighter begins prescribed burning in field.

This event is for landowners interested in prescribed fire as a management tool for prairies and forests.



Space is limited to a maximum of 50 participants. Lunch is included.


Participants will be allowed to check out a fire cache containing wildland firefighting equipment such as bladder bags, drip torches, Nomex suits and other fire specific tools, as well as meet a cooperative of partners for management help. 

What to expect:

  • Most sessions will be indoor, however some will be outdoor. 
  • Participants will receive a packet of materials including slide presentations to take home.
  • Coffee, rolls and lunch will be provided.
  • We will not be conducting a prescribed burn during this event.
  • Time for site specific questions.

What will be covered?

  • Benefits of fire on prairie and forests
  • Setting goals and objectives
  • Creating and using burn plans
  • Fire weather
  • Constructing fire breaks
  • Firefighting tools
  • Lighting techniques
  • Safety

Please bring:

  • A reusable coffee cup
  • Favorite note-taking pen
  • Map of the area you want to burn

Great Rivers Alliance of Southeast Iowa
The Great Rivers Alliance of SE Iowa is a partnership of both public and private conservation agencies who work together to improve the ability of l people to care for the natural resources in Southeast Iowa. There will be a diversity of presenters at the workshop, each sharing their experiences and expertise. 

*This workshop is not a certification, it is a training to make attendees more knowledgeable about using prescribed fire as a management tool.


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