Prescribed Burn Observation - CANCELLED

  • 12/12/2015
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • JoDaviess County - Dufford Farm, South of Stockton

This Northwestern IL Forestry Association (NIFA) event is free, and limited to 30 participants.  Please register by Saturday, November 7th.  NIFA will then send out a reminder email confirming the location and directions.  Then, on Friday, November 13th, they will notify everyone of the probability for the burn.

If everything works out, this will be a chance to observe an actual prescribed forest burn and discuss the planning, preparation, and variables that enter into having a successful burn.  This observation of a prescribed burn will offer these opportunities

  • to see and learn the methodology behind installing adequate fire breaks,
  • to learn about and see necessary fire equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to conduct an Rx fire,
  • to learn about favorable and unfavorable weather conditions for burning,
  • to learn how to use the prevailing winds as your ally in executing a safe and controlled burn,
  • to learn how to use topography to execute a safe and controlled burn,
  • to see a prescribed burn in action and
  • to observe the fire effects immediately afterward.

IDNR District Forester Jeff Harris will be available to describe aspects of the burn in progress and explain the preparation that preceded it, and answer any questions.

Because prescribed burns are very dependent upon appropriate weather conditions, there can be no guarantee that the stated date and time will be accurate.  Therefore, NIFA asks that you register for this event.  That will allow us to notify you of any last minute decisions to change the date or time.

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