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June 23, 2014

Mary Johnson
(334) 235-1406

"Prescribed burning" like the fire pictured removes brush, rejuvenates land and reduces wildfire risks.

“Prescribed burning” removes brush, rejuvenates land and reduces wildfire risks. Alabama farm and timberland owners can learn more about this process at two upcoming workshops.

“No matter how much land you own, prescribed burning is an important step in proper land management,” said Alabama Farmers Federation Forestry Division Director Rick Oates. “These events will help farmers know when to burn, resources to use and liabilities involved.”

The “Prescribed Burning on Private Lands” workshop is July 24 in the Alfa Environmental Hall at the University of West Alabama.

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Agenda: workshops and tour of J&M Farms
  • Registration: $10, which includes lunch, refreshments and transportation to tour site
  • Education Credits: 5.5 Professional Land Management (PLM) points and 3.5 Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) credits available for attendees

The Alabama Prescribed Fire Council’s annual meeting is Aug. 28 at the Alabama 4-H Center in Columbiana.

  • Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Agenda: workshops on online training and certification
  • Registration: $40, which includes lunch
  • Education Credits: Continuing Forestry Education (CFE) and Certified Wildlife Biologist (CWB) credits will be offered

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