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MDC staff person lighting a prescribed burn with a torch
MDC's free prescribed burn workshop on March 27 at the Bass Pro Shop in Independence will teach landowners how to use fire to achieve vegetation management goals, including improving wildlife habitat.
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MDC offers free prescribed burn workshop March 27 in Independence

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Kansas City
Mar 11, 2019

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer a free prescribed burn workshop tailored for private landowners from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, in the Conservation Room at the Bass Pro Shop in Independence.

Fire can be used through a prescribed burn to limit unwanted vegetation and encourage native plants that are beneficial to wildlife. Fire is also a tool for boosting forage in pastures used for hay or grazing. MDC staff will discuss topics such as: developing a burn plan, neighborhood fire cooperatives, what equipment is needed, and techniques for achieving habitat goals. Safety issues are critically important and will be covered – including fuels, humidity, wind, and temperature.

Participants are asked to register by March 22 on the MDC online events pages, https://mdc.mo.gov/events-s3. Registration is also available by phone, 816-622-0900.

For more information, contact MDC Private Land Conservationists, Andy Carmack at 816-622-0900, or Randy Keeran at 816-531-2101, ext. 108.

MDC offers several types of assistance with fish, wildlife, native plants, and timber management on private lands. For more information, visit https://mdc.mo.gov/property.

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lighting a prescribed burn
lighting a prescribed burn
MDC's free prescribed burn workshop on March 27 at the Bass Pro Shop in Independence will teach landowners how to use fire to achieve vegetation management goals, including improving wildlife habitat.

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