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 held at:
- Hell Creek WMA near Blue Mountain on March 3
- Scott County Extension office in Forrest on March 4
- 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, email email@example.com or call 601-432-2199.
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