MDC invites public to learn more about prescribed fire

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GREENFIELD, Mo. – Fire can be a beneficial land management tool when used in controlled and supervised conditions. However, prescribed fire requires advanced planning and on-site management.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a prescribed burn workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Sloan Conservation Area for landowners interested in using fire as a management tool on their land. The Sloan Area is on U.S. Highway 160, 2 ½ miles west of Greenfield in Dade County.

This free workshop is for landowners who are interested in learning how to conduct prescribed burns properly and safely on their property with the goal of improving wildlife habitat. Weather-permitting, a demonstration burn will be conducted at the Sloan Area. Participants should bring leather boots and leather gloves. Lunch will be provided. This workshop is a pre-requisite for landowners who wish to enroll in prescribed fire cost-share programs.

Contact MDC Private Land Conservationist Landry Jones, 417-326-5189 to register for this workshop. More information about prescribed fire can be found at