Controlled Burn Training at Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary

SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022 AT 10 AM – 4 PM

Reservations are required for all events; call 217-525-1410 to reserve your place or for more information. We are limiting participants to 25. Please bring a mask for the classroom portion of the burn training.

Learn about all aspects of controlled burns, including weather and appropriate conditions, coordinating with local officials, performing burns, how to use equipment, safety and clothing. This will be a full day, so bring a lunch. Appropriate clothing includes leather boots, no synthetic materials, long pants and long sleeves, gloves. Anyone dressed inappropriately will not be allowed to participate in the field portion.

One of the most important management tools is fire used in a controlled manner. We use controlled burns for prairies, woodlands, and wetlands. Classroom session covers principles and practices, including weather conditions, safe practices, equipment, and fire behavior. Field practice to follow, weather permitting.

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