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Learn and Burn at Camp Ripley, MN

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Register by end of day today, April 20th!

April 22, 2022
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT

Meet at Camp Ripley Environmental Classroom (Bldg. 11-1)
15000 Hwy 115, Little Falls, MN 56345

Agenda for download

No charge for registration and lunch is included. There will be options for various diets.

Landowners in the greater Camp Ripley landscape are invited to attend a full day workshop on prescribed fire. This workshop will happen rain or shine and we will use alternative demonstration tools if we are unable to conduct a burn on April 22nd.

We hope to build interest and awareness in prescribed burning among landowners in the region. This is a brief introduction to prescribed fire and will not qualify participants to conduct a prescribed burn. Our hope is it allows you to start the planning process and ask questions.

Outline of the day’s agenda:

Our morning classroom session covers fire history, ecology, and uses, including fire behavior and safety.

Then we will discuss the planning of a prescribed fire – including burn unit selection, burn planning, weather, equipment, and ignition.

After lunch we will go out in the field and visit a minimum of three sites:

  • Unit prepped for burning where we can discuss unit prep, burn breaks, etc.
  • A unit that has been recently burned where we can look at immediate fire effects and talk about anticipated longer term effects.
  • From a safe distance we will watch the Camp Ripley’s Burn team ignite and manage a low-complexity prescribed burn.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Mike Lynch at mike@forestguild.org.

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Date:
April 22
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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