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Prescribed Burn Training Workshop

March 26, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Zach Grycan, Natural Land Institute, and Megan Oropeza, The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, will lead a Prescribed Burn Training Workshop for anyone interested in learning how to manage their own land and volunteering for NLI land stewardship or for other conservation organizations. Learn how to conduct a prescribed burn and tips on best practices from both, who are experienced prescribed burn managers. The workshop will be based on Chicago Wilderness’ Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Crew Member Training Manual.

Location of Workshop (class and prescribed burn) is Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St., South Beloit, IL, 61080.s

Indoor Classroom Instruction:  9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Discussion of fire behavior and suppression
  • Effective use of hand and power tools
  • Effective use of water to aid fire suppression
  • Conducting a prescribed burn
  • Ecological effects of fire

LUNCH: 12:30 p.m.—1:30 p.m. (On Own)

Conduct a Prescribed Burn:  1:30 p.m.—3:30 p.m. 

Participants will receive hands-on learning when they assist with a prescribed burn (weather permitting) of the prairie at Nature at the Confluence.

Cost:  $60

(Includes the 155 page Midwest Ecological Prescription Burn Manual)



If you would like to be added to a waiting list in case of cancelations please call 815/964-6666.

For information about why we conduct prescribed burns and other common questions related to this visit the Nature at the Confluence website.


Nature at the Confluence
306 Dickop St
South Beloit, IL 61080 United States
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