The Land Conservancy of McHenry County to host 'Learn to Burn' training class

  • Participants will learn techniques for conducting an effective prescribed burn during a "Learn to Burn" class offered on Saturday, April 2, by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County.

    Participants will learn techniques for conducting an effective prescribed burn during a "Learn to Burn" class offered on Saturday, April 2, by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County. Courtesy of Doug Frey

 
 
Updated 3/24/2022 6:50 PM

Discover fire's role in conserving prairies, woodlands and wetlands at the "Learn to Burn" training class hosted by The Land Conservancy of McHenry County on Saturday, April 2.

The class will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hennen Conservation Area in Woodstock. The class size is limited to 15, and participants should bring a lunch.

 

The deadline to register is Thursday, March 31.

Participants will receive detailed training related to prescribed burns from TLC's restoration ecologist Megan Oropeza. Those attending will work indoors and outdoors, and are encouraged to dress accordingly.

A classroom training session will occur first, followed by an outdoor hands-on workshop.

Prescribed burns clear away dead brush and invasive species while ensuring healthy habitats. The instructor will discuss important ecological benefits, specific tools and safety measures related to prescribed burns. Safety equipment will be provided for participants.

Attendees can register for the workshop at conservemc.org/learn-to-burn-class/.

The fee for the workshop is $35 for Land Conservancy members, and $50 for nonmembers. Anyone interested in prescribed burns is encouraged to attend.

The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is a member-based private nonprofit dedicated to preserving natural, scenic and agricultural land.

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