Conservation Matters December 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Academy for Ranch Management hosting prescribed burn trainings in February and March

The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland burning schools in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research station located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings.

A Prescribed Rangeland Burning School will be held Feb. 19-21, 2015, according to Ray Hinnant, AgriLife Research senior research associate. This workshop will provide an overview of prescribed burning and includes information on the history of fire, weather, planning a burn, fuels and fuel moisture, and equipment.

The Advanced Rangeland Burning School March 6-8, 2015 will build on the previous school, providing more information on fire behavior, fire effects, and planning and conducting a prescribed burn, Hinnant said.

The cost for each event is $395, which will include meals and lodging. In addition, Hinnant said, there will be a $45 facilities-use fee due upon arrival for each school.

The Academy for Ranch Management is a program of AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M University Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. The Sonora facilities provide a teaching laboratory for hands-on experience.

For more information and registration, see www.agrilife.org/arm or contact Hinnant at ray.hinnant@gmail.com or 979.820.1778. Read the full AgriLife Today article for training details.

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