Please join us June 29, 2017 at the Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, MO for a field tour highlighting the use of prescribed fire to restore ecological diversity and open woodland, glade and prairie natural communities. Shaw staff will provide information on how their use of fire since 1980 has benefited native communities such as glades, woodlands and reconstructed prairie within the Reserve. The tour will be proceeded by a brief Council meeting to discuss several issues related to the development and enhancement of Prescribed Burn Associations and Cooperatives within Missouri. The tour and meeting is open to natural resource professionals, consultants and private land managers interested in using fire to restore, maintain and manage natural communities and plant diversity.
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This tour is sponsored by the Mo Prescribed Fire Council to promote the safe and effective use of prescribed burning within Missouri.
9am – 11:00 - Mo Prescribed Fire Council Meeting (optional).
- Discussion of Prescribed Burn Associations
- Follow up on Contractors Meeting in March
11:00 - Lunch
11:30 - Presentation on Shaw Nature Reserve and logistics for field tour
12 pm to 4pm – Tour Shaw NR burn sites
- Open Woodlands
- Prairie restoration
Registration: To facilitate planning please register by sending an email to email@example.com by June 23.
Overnight bunkhouse facilities may be available at the Dana Brown Center for anyone wanting to come the evening before. Please indicate in your registration email if you want to stay and accommodation information will be provided. Additional hotel lodging is located in Pacific, Mo, about 3 miles west.
This tour is sponsored by the Mo Prescribed Fire Council to promote the safe and effective use of prescribed burning within Missouri. For additional information call Larry Heggemann at 573-576-3775.