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Prescribed fire workshop set in Winner

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A workshop will be held in Winner later this month on prescribed fires’ roles in managing South Dakota’s grasslands.

The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 25 at the South Dakota State University Extension Regional Center. There will be a one-hour lunch break at noon. Lunch will not be provided.

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SDSU Extension, along with South Dakota Natural Resource Conservation Service, Pheasants Forever, The Nature Conservancy and other partners involved in the Prairie Coteau Habitat Partnership will host the workshop.

The workshop will consist of one-day classroom instruction led by trained prescribed fire professionals within the NRCS, SDSU Extension, Pheasants Forever and other organizations. The workshop will focus on instructing landowners, NRCS staff and agency personnel on the methods of planning for and conducting prescribed fires on CRP and grasslands in general. Topics will include firebreak development, grassland ecology, fire planning, resources and tools, weather, safety and communications. The event is free, but participants are encouraged to pre-register if they know they will be attending.

For more information or to pre-register, call the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Watertown at 605-882-5140.

-Source: SDSU Extension

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