MDC offers prescribed burn workshop in Ozark

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OZARK, Mo. – When used in controlled, supervised conditions, fire can be a beneficial land management tool. However, it’s important to stress that prescribed fire involves planning and on-site management. You don’t just drop a lit match in a clump of dry grass and watch it burn.

If you’re interested in learning how to use fire as a management tool on your land, plan to attend the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) prescribed burn workshop in Ozark. The workshop will be 6-9 p.m. on Dec. 17 in in Room 118 of the Ozark Technical Community College’s Richwood Valley Campus. The Richwood Valley Campus is located on Missouri Highway 14, 1½ miles west of U.S. 65.

The workshop is for landowners who are interested in learning how to properly and safely conduct prescribed burns on their property to improve wildlife habitat.

To register for this free workshop, to get more information about it, or to get directions to the location of the workshop, call MDC Private Land Conservationist Andy Humble at 417-581-2719, ext. 121. This event has a registration deadline of Dec. 16.