February 24, 2023

MDWFP to host workshops on prescribed fires

Mary Apel

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP), Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Mississippi Army National Guard, Mississippi Forestry Association, Mississippi Forestry Commission, and the US Forest Service are hosting a series of workshops to educate landowners about prescribed fire. The workshops will be at Hell Creek WMA near Blue Mountain on March 3, Scott County Extension office in Forrest on March 4, and Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg on May 12.

Topics covered during the workshops include safe and effective use of prescribed fire, fire ecology and wildlife habitat, and legal issues related to prescribed burning in Mississippi. Weather permitting, participants will be given the chance to assist in a prescribed burn demonstration. Registration cost is $5 which includes materials and lunch. Pre-registration is required. To pre-register or for more information, visit www.mdwfp.com/fireontheforty or email john.gruchy@wfp.ms.gov or call 601-432-2199.
For more information regarding managing wildlife using prescribed burning on your property, visit us at www.mdwfp.com/privatelands or call us at (601) 432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mdwfp or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDWFPonline.

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