Workshops are 1-day events. Landowners can choose to attend either day May 25th or May 26th. The workshops are from 9 am to 5 pm and will be held at the SDSU Oak Lake Field Station in Astoria, SD. Due to Covid restrictions, all students must pre-register (no walk ins). All food and drink will be the responsibility of the student.
Focus of the workshops will be to instruct landowners and others on prescribed fire planning and implementation and will cover everything from preparing a written burn plan to preparing the fire unit to implementing the fire in a safe and effective manner. Training will include live fire and equipment demonstrations. Key concepts will be human and equipment resources, timing, objectives, communications, and SAFETY.
This class will offer no specific certifications, rather it is an opportunity to simply learn core lessons that apply to conducting save grassland fires.
Registration fee: Free to SD Grassland Coalition member, $35 for non-members (includes an annual membership for 2021). You can purchase your SD Grassland Coalition Membership at https://sdgrass.org/join-sdgc/
Register by contacting Jan Rounds at the Watertown SD, SDSU Regional Extension Center. firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 605-882-5140