Shortgrass Prescribed Burning Workshop
Shortgrass prescribed burning – principles and practice.
About this event
Are you curious about using prescribed burning in shortgrass rangelands, but not sure if it’s safe, effective, and needed? Join us in learning about prescribed burning in the shortgrass prairie. Specialists will host an indoor workshop on November 4, 2021 in the multipurpose room of the Mosquero Municipal School in Mosquero, New Mexico.
Included in the November 4 workshop will be:
- reasons for burning
- special considerations for shortgrass prairie
- what to expect after a burn
- how long burn effects will last
- regulations affecting prescribed burning
- weather conditions needed
- formulating a burn plan
- techniques for achieving the burn you want
A supplemental hands-on field day will be held at the Ute Creek Cattle Company ranch, where participants will have a chance to apply prescribed burn techniques. This unique opportunity will be scheduled between March and (or?) May 2022 as dictated by weather conditions. Participation in hands-on burning at the ranch is optional. Participants will be contacted directly via email with as much notice as possible, but frequently this amounts to 24-48 hours advanced notice.