The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Agricultural Division will host an educational workshop on the benefits and the proper use of prescribed burning for habitat control and land management.

The Prescribed Burning Workshop is open to the public and will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Noble Foundation’s Kruse Auditorium and Lake Murray Field Trial Grounds.

“Prescribed burning is an important tool for managing and maintaining healthy native rangelands and pastures,” said Ken Gee, wildlife research specialist. “This workshop focuses on familiarizing land managers with tools, techniques and other considerations necessary for implementing safe and effective prescribed burns.”

The workshop's morning session in Kruse Auditorium will feature presentations from Noble Foundation wildlife and range consultants on topics ranging from legal and liability considerations and methods for managing fire to environmental considerations and prescribed burning plans. Participants will also receive several publications and articles addressing prescribed burning.

Following lunch, a demonstration burn will be held at the Lake Murray Field Trial Grounds (weather permitting). A detailed explanation of equipment used during prescribed burns will also be provided.

Registration for the workshop is $20, and the cost includes lunch and literature. For additional information or to pre-register, please visit www.noble.org/agevents, or call Tracy Cumbie at 580.224.6411.