MDC to hold prescribed burn workshop Feb. 22 in Troy

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Troy, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a prescribed burn workshop for interested landowners at the Lincoln County Health Department in Troy on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

The course will be taught by MDC-certified burners, and participants will learn about the value and purpose of prescribed fire as a land management tool. Attendees 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.

Weather permitting, a demonstration burn will be conducted that afternoon. The Lincoln County Health Department is located at #5 Health Department Drive.

The workshop is free but seating is limited. Those interested in attending the Prescribed Burn Workshop should call the Lincoln County Soil and Water Conservation District office at 636-528-4877 ext. 3 to register.