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Prescribed Burning in Woodlands Workshop

K-State Research and Extension is teaming with the Kansas Forest Service and other partners to conduct a workshop on prescribed burning in woodlands on Feb. 28 in Paola, Kansas. | Download this photo.

Prescribed Burning in Woodlands Workshop planned

Miami County Extension office is site

January 24, 2018

MANHATTAN, Kan. — On Feb. 28, the Kansas Forest Service, in cooperation with K-State Research and Extension, Miami County Conservation District, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, along with partners, are sponsoring a free workshop on conducting prescribed burning in woodlands.

Experts from the Kansas Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NRCS, and others with years of burning experience will present at the Miami County Extension office, 104 S. Brayman in Paola. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The day will begin with three indoor sessions from 9 a.m. to noon. The group will then reconvene in the afternoon at a field location to discuss site considerations and view common burning equipment up close.

This workshop aims to take some of the mystery out of burning in woodland areas, helping landowners feel empowered to use this valuable tool to manage their woodlands, according to Katie Dhungel, rural district forester with the KFS. Topics will include the effects of prescribed fire and why burning is beneficial, and how to plan for and implement a burn on your property. A question and answer session with a panel of experienced professionals, as well as open discussion where participants can share their experience with fire as a management tool are included. Each participant will take home additional resources, contact information and articles to help them plan their own burn.

To reserve your seat, call the Miami County Conservation District, 913-294-3751, ext. 3.


Katy Dhungel, Rural District Forester
Kansas Forest Service


Kansas Forest Service events

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Katy Dhungel, Rural District Forester
Kansas Forest Service

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K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Forest Service, in cooperation with other agencies is conducting a workshop on Feb. 28 in Miami County on the proper ways to conduct a prescribed fire in woodlands.


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