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Prescribed Fire and Woodland Management Field Tour

This half-day field tour will visit an area of Rudolf Bennitt Conservation Area that is being actively managed for oak woodland conditions through both thinning and burning treatments. A short presentation of fire history and past management will be followed by presentations and discussion of research into tree fire scarring, wound closure, tree value loss assessment, and long-term vegetation change. This field tour is sponsored by the Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium.

This is the post-conference field tour associated with the 20th Central Hardwoods Conference being held in Columbia, Mo, March 28-April 1, 2016.  If you are interested in attending this field tour, but not the conference, email us at

Continuing education credits for the Society of American Foresters and The Wildlife Society anticipated!