Online Learning – Prescribed Fire
Woodland Owner Lunch and Learn – Managing Your Woodlands with Prescribed Fire (on-demand webinar)
Prescribed fire is used as a forest management tool for wildfire risk reduction, wildlife management, and many other purposes. The presenters will address considerations related to prescribed burning such as benefits and uses, liability and risk, and technical and financial assistance. This information will be most useful for landowners who are considering or are currently using prescribed fire on their land. Training resources available to landowners will also be discussed.
Margit Bucher of the Nature Conservancy describes the benefits of prescribed fire to various ecosystems.
Resource Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Services in North Carolina
Robert Horton of the Natural Resources Conservation Service discusses how fire is used to address resource concerns such as excessive fuel on the forest floor, restoration of native communities that require fire or wildlife objectives.
Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Susan Miller of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service discusses red-cockaded woodpeckers’ need for fire-maintained ecosystems.
Tree Farmer Jesse Wimberley describes how his family has used fire on their land for five generations.
Forest Landowner (Schenck Forest)
Prescribed fire is important for the reducing fuel on the forest floor and the risk of wildfire.