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.