Pheasants Forever and Partners in Nebraska Hosting 2016 Prescribed Fire Trainings

02102035-ef90-46a7-af47-1b99f0e80415 Pheasants Forever and its conservation partners are hosting a series of 13 educational workshops throughout Nebraska to provide prescribed fire training for landowners, land managers, resource professionals, volunteer fire departments, and others interested in the safe and effective use of this underutilized land management tool.
 
Six basic workshops will be held to provide a solid foundation on the fundamentals of planning and conducting a prescribed fire. These workshops are great for those with little to no experience and while serving as a refresher to more experienced fire practitioners. The remaining seven workshops are more advanced and will take an in-depth look at specific aspects of planning or implementing a prescribed fire.
 
Fire is a natural part of both forest and grassland ecology, and controlled fire can be a tool for foresters and resource professionals to safely reduce excess amounts of brush, shrubs, and trees, encourage the new growth of native vegetation, and maintain the many plant and animal species whose habitats depend on periodic fire.
 
PRESCRIBED FIRE BASICS 
 
DATE LOCATION SUMMARY ADDRESS TIME
January 20th, 2016 Scottsbluff Prescribed Fire Basics — Learn why, when and how to plan and complete a safe and effective prescribed fire. North Platte NRD
100547 Airport Rd - Scottsbluff
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST
January 21st, 2016 Gothenburg Prescribed Fire Basics — Learn why, when and how to plan and complete a safe and effective prescribed fire. Monsanto Water Utilization LC 76268 NE-47 - Gothenburg 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
January 27th, 2016 Grand Island Prescribed Fire Basics — Learn why, when and how to plan and complete a safe and effective prescribed fire. Hall County UNL Extension 3180 US-34 - Grand Island 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
January 28th, 2016 Lincoln Prescribed Fire Basics — Learn why, when and how to plan and complete a safe and effective prescribed fire. Lancaster County UNL Extension 444 Cherry Creek Road - Lincoln 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
February 5th, 2016 Burwell Prescribed Fire Basics — Learn why, when and how to plan and complete a safe and effective prescribed fire. Burwell Legion Club
657 G Street - Burwell
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
February 9th, 2016 Norfolk Prescribed Fire Basics — Learn why, when and how to plan and complete a safe and effective prescribed fire. LifeLong Learning Center - Northeast Community College 801 E. Benjamin Ave - Norfolk 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
March 1st, 2016 Gibbon Prescribed Fire Basics — Learn why, when and how to plan and complete a safe and effective prescribed fire. Rowe Sanctuary 44450 Elm Island Road - Gibbon 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM CST
 
ADVANCED TOPICS 
 
DATE LOCATION SUMMARY         ADDRESS TIME
January 26th, 2016 Curtis Mop-up, Ignitions, and Making Decisions Under Pressure
 
Curtis Cattle Company
223 Center Ave - Curtis
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM CST  
February 23rd, 2016 Hartington Burn Plan Writing Hartington City Auditorium 101 North Broadway - Hartington
 
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST  
February 24th, 2016 Imperial How to Use Prescribed Burning for CRP Mid-Contract Management
 
Mid-Plains Community College 1324 Broadway St. - Imperial 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM MST  
February 25th, 2016 Lincoln Burn Plan Writing Lancaster County UNL Extension 444 Cherry Creek Road - Lincoln
 
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST  
March 3rd, 2016 Hastings Fire Weather   Headstart        
123 N. Marian Road - Hastings
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST  
May 24th, 2016 Oconto Fire Pump and Engine Design
 
Pressey Wildlife Management Area Shooting Range 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT  
May 25th, 2016 Chadron Responding to Wildfire Country Kitchen
1250 West 10th Street  - Chadron
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM MDT  
                   
                                                                                                                             
Each workshop is available to the public for a fee of $10 which includes a meal and training materials. Visit www.NebraskaPF.com or call 308-850-8395 for more information and registration instructions.
 
About Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure.  Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $577 million on 475,000 habitat projects benefiting 10 million acres nationwide.