Natural Land Institute’s Director of Stewardship, Zach Grycan, and Melissa Grycan, Restoration Ecologist for The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, will lead a Prescribed Burn Training Workshop for anyone interested in learning how to manage their own land and volunteering for NLI land stewardship or for other conservation organizations. Learn how to conduct a prescribed burn and tips on best practices from Zach, a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager and Melissa, with many years of experience conducting prescribed burns. The workshop will be based on Chicago Wilderness’ Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training Manual.
Cost: $60 (Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual) Registration is required Location: Nature at the Confluence for classroom instruction, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL 61080 and prescribed burn location after the lunch break is to be announced and weather permitting.
Indoor Classroom Instruction: 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Topics to be covered will include: Discussion of fire behavior and suppression Effective use of hand and power tools Effective use of water to aid fire suppression Conducting a prescribed burn Ecological effects of fire
LUNCH: 12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m. (On Own)
Conduct a Prescribed Burn: 1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. Participants will receive hands-on learning when they assist with a prescribed burn (weather permitting) at a site to be determined.
To register please call: (815) 964-6666 or send your name, address, affiliation (if any) and payment by March 29, 2019 to Natural Land Institute, 320 S. Third St., Rockford, IL 61104, or visit this website.