MDC to hold prescribed burn workshop Feb. 10 in Hillsboro

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HILLSBORO, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a prescribed burn workshop for interested landowners at the Jefferson County MU Extension Office in Hillsboro on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 

This workshop is part of MDC’s commitment to work with landowners interested in learning how to properly and safely utilize prescribed fire to manage grasslands, prairies, woodlands, glades and other natural communities on their land.

Taught by MDC certified burners, participants will learn about the value and purpose of prescribed fire as a land management tool, and will receive instruction on how to safely and effectively plan and conduct a controlled burn.  The workshop will also discuss situations where prescribed burning could create benefits for both property owners and their land, and wildlife habitat. 

This workshop is a prerequisite to having a burn plan developed by NRCS or MDC. Lunch will be provided.

The workshop is free but seating is limited to 25. For reservations, call Alex Ruff at 636-300-1953 ext. 4162. The Jefferson County MU Extension Office is located at 301 3rd Street in Hillsboro. For more on prescribed burns, go online to