Prescribed burn workshop offered in Chariton County

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Marceline, Mo. – A workshop on conducting prescribed burns to benefit wildlife and to help control unwanted plant growth will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Lake Nehai office board room. The workshop is hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Chariton County Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Participants will the proper techniques and safety precautions for conducting a prescribed burn, which is using fire to manage habitat. Equipment and how to develop a burn plan will be discussed. A demonstration burn will be conducted at the Lake Nehai Natural Area after lunch if weather conditions permit.

The workshop is free, but participants are asked to register in advance by calling 660-258-5732, ext. 111.

To reach the meeting site, from Missouri 5 take Route D four miles east to the Lake Nehai main entrance. Turn into the main entrance and the building is 150 feet on the left.