Gus T. Canales Lectureship on Prescribed Burning

Prescribed Burning

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Date

July 31-August 3, 2017

Fees

$500 – Covers materials, equipment, refreshments and lunches.

Location

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Campus
1730 West Corral Ave.
Kingsville, Texas 78363

Summary

This four-day lectureship is designed to teach the participant the safe use of fire as a rangeland and wildlife habitat management tool.  It provides the formal training necessary to qualify the participant as a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in the state of Texas.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply principles learned in classroom training in a hands-on prescribed burn
  • Understand weather factors as they affect prescribed fire
  • Develop a burn plan
  • Identify the various techniques of prescribed burning
  • Discuss fire behavior and how to control a fire
  • Recognize the effects of fire on various vegetation types
  • Understand the legal requirements for prescribed burning
  • Become familiar with safety equipment and tools needed for prescribed burning

Lead Instructor

Sandra Rideout-Hanzak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor: Department of Animal, Rangeland, and Wildlife Sciences, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Research Scientist: Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute