Fired Up! Using Prescribed Fire in Your Habitat

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June 19, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT

Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology. The human tendency to suppress fire can sometimes allow invasive plants to out-compete native grasses and flowers, therefore reducing plant and animal diversity. Prescribed burns, also known as controlled fires, can be a valuable tool in habitat management and restoration. In this webinar, learn how several WHC-certified programs successfully use prescribed fire to manage and restore native habitat.

You’ll learn:

  • The basics of implementing a prescribed burn, including safety considerations, burn techniques and tips for communicating with the community about burn plans and outcomes
  • The types of habitats where prescribed fire can be used for management or restoration, and what kinds of outcomes burns can help accomplish
  • How to work with partners to plan and implement a prescribed burn

Presenters:

  • Clayton Frazer, Senior Ecologist, Eco-Resource Consulting, Inc.
  • Casey Groce, Environmental Specialist, Sr., Southern Nuclear Operating Company
  • Kristine Thompson, Environmental Manager and Quality Assurance, Freeport-McMoRan Inc.
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